Discussion in 'Interfaith Parsha Project' started by dauer, Jan 1, 2006.
I like the idea for a thread on the tabernacle. If you or bandit make it, I'll stick it.
Exactly... like extracurricular & at our own pace & through the year, so there will be two threads going in the Parsha.
that all sounds good to me also. i just know you are good with numbers & symbols & i am not so good with numbers & i know you have a real interest. i think this will be awesome & others can join as we go & we will make it loads of fun.
i have a real passion for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness.
dauer - this weeks parsha is Shmot (Exodus 1:1-6:1)are you going to start a new thread or should we continue with this one "temporary interfairth parsha fun thread" ????
I was reading the introduction to Exodus in my copy by Robert Alter and he mentions that the narative is organized around three defined spaces: Egypt, the place of bondage; the wilderness, a liminal space where freedom will be realized and new obligations incured, where a tense struggle between leader and people will play out as part of the initiatory experience of nationhood; and the promised destination of the Exodus from Egypt, the land that remains beyond the horizon of this book. Egypt is associated with water .... the wilderness is associated with a dry parched land, and the new Israelite nation will the be land flowing with milk and honey (the utopian space that will be beyond reach for fourty years)
I was also reading the Zohar on Exodus .... which has a piece on Moses and the Blazing Bush (Exodus 3:1-2) "Rabbi Judah said "Moses was not like other prophets. We have learned: One who comes close to fire is burned. Yet Moses came close to fire and was not burned .... Rabbi Abba said "We should explore the nature of Moses in the light of wisdom. What is it written: 'She named him Moses, saying "It means: I drew him out of the water" (Exodus 2:10). One who has been drawn out of water has no fear of fire. And it has been taught in the name of Rabbi Judah: 'From the plae Moses was hewn, no other human was hewn.' "Moses was arrayed in all ten spheres" .... 'The Angel of YHVH appeared to him in a flame of fire .... he gazed: the bush is blazing in fire' showing that Israel is enslaved, but 'the bush is not consumed"... he hawai'i au, poh
i kicked one up for shemot, pohaikawahine . i think it starts today. i cant really tell yet for sure what days they are supposed to start but i put one up with my story so far.
The parsha finishes on saturday, the seventh day of the week according to Jewish understanding, and begins on sunday, the first day.
this last one we did (fun thread on Joesph) seemed to be longer. like it was for two weeks & i think that is what kind of tossed me off because when i would log into the site it was still on the same parsha. then when i went to it today it was on the new parsha.
do some of them last for two weeks?
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