Now there are basically two approaches one can take to this rather new-agey conversation.
Obi Wan: Your father was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.Luke: (incredulous) A certain point of view?Obi Wan: Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
1. Obi Wan has a strange habit of saying things in the most roundabout way as possible.Instead of saying "Oh you're dad's the arch villain" he decided to say "The arch villain killed your daddy". Luke was just dumb for not getting it.
2. Obi Wan lied and is covering it up.
Sooooo what does this have to do with God, the Torah and Israel?
Well if you take the whole Oral Torah thing really literally as the original intent of the text, (instead of a more a historical approach where the OT is a reinterpretation of the original intent of the text) you're going to end up with a God who talks a lot like Obi Wan Kenobi. i.e saying the opposite of what he really means. I figure the conversation between Moshe and God went something like this.
Moshe: Why didn't you tell me? You told me that we're supposed to eat Matza for seven days! Now you're telling me it's only really one??? You told me to lash people 40 times now you drop one for the hell of it???
Luke: (incredulous) A certain point of view?God: Moshe, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
Moshe: Erm... what point of view would that be... ?