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"Plus Ca Change...."

06/09/2021 09:01:13 AM

Jun9

Chevre (Friends),

Insurrection! Political intrigue! Societal shifts! Plague! Death! The Wrath of God! And that's just this week's parasha (Torah chapter)!  If you haven't read Korach, you literally don't know what you're missing! The most dramatic movie on Netflix has nothing on this chapter!  And without much imagination, today's reader can find parallels to what is happening in Jewish society today!  Thus, this blog post's title: "Plus Ca Change...."   

What is re-entry into socializing like?  And by extension, what is re-entry into the sanctuary like, after a plague has claimed thousands of lives?  (It's in this chapter!)  How can the Jewish people continue if there is questioning of ritual practice and leadership? (It's in this chapter!) Can Jewish practice withstand adaptations? (It's in this chapter!)

What's your take on all of this? There's a lot in there, and, from certain perspectives, there are a lot of voices (and possibilities) missing. What are the lessons? 

 

 

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