This morning was giving a new learning program a try. Sulam Ya'akov is a local program run by the Rabbi of my synagogue. We'll see how it goes.
This morning was Judges chapter 6 - Introducing Gideon
The most interesting idea of the morning for me was setting Gideon up as a Moses figure. Throughout the chapter there are references to the exodus from Egypt. Locusts, Egypt, the leader asking for signs, phrases evoking Mosaic phrases and more. Quite fun though I don't know what to do with it yet. Ideas?
It's been at least 4 years since I've learnt N'vieim. It's a very different language than what we are so used to in more modern writings. It's different way of relating to God. The people related to God and religion very differently.
Still sick at home
Marking day 2 of sitting at home feeling bleah. What have I done? Made slow but real progress on some work.
In this post
I asked a question on Jewish identity in our world. I have a longer form of that I'd like to share but I need feedback. Any interest?
I'm also wondering how long I should let my Facebook experiment run. I joined to see if it would prove useful or if I'd just waste more time. So far it's helped me a bit but I've spent more time throwing sheep at people than saving the world. This essay
on class divisions paints me as having gone over to the Dark Side by joining Facebook. Thoughts?
As always but more so now, time is short. My to-do list is growing and my free time shrinking. Should I be spending time writing and sharing my thoughts with this corner of the world? I'd like to but it's a challenge to make time.
On the positive side, HaMadregot
have released their third album!