A schematic is sometimes defined as; “A sketch or diagram representing the proposed intent of the designer.” Generally, this definition can apply to philosophy and spirituality as well. However, specifically when it comes to Torah Judaism, Torah schematics play a vital role in determining the “intent of the Designer”.
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan sums up the importance of Torah schematics this way;
“There are a number of ideas that literally form the backbone of Torah Judaism. Without knowledge of these ideas, it is virtually impossible to know how Torah Judaism came to be as it is today, or how it functions. Unfortunately, however, the more important the idea, the less the average person knows about it.”
When an average Jew begins their return to Torah Judaism… the necessary paradigm shift needed for the transition… can only occur as they come to understand the “intent of their Designer.”