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One of the most important things we learn in this week’s parasha, B’reishit, is that every single human being is made in the image of God. In the very first chapter of the very first book of the Bible, we read in verse 27:
וַיִּבְרָ א אֱֹלהִּים אֶת-הָָאדָם בְצַלְמֹו, בְצֶלֶם אֱֹלהִּים בָרָ א א ֹתֹו: זָכָר ּונְקֵבָה, בָרָ א א ֹתָם.
So God created humanity in God’s own image, in the image of God they were created; male and female God created them