Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
            -- Ellen DeGeneres

I am taking some really interesting classes.
Tuesday, our new class read:

". . . It was taught: 'And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.'  (Exodus (Shemot) 15:22) Those who interpret the law metaphorically explain the 'water' refers here to the Torah, as it says: 'Ho, everyone that thirsts, come to the water' (Yishayahu (Isaiah) 55:1).  Since they had gone three days without Torah, they became exhausted.'

Okay, Okay, i see I have some "splaining" to do.  ("Splaining" is from 'Ricky Ricardo', just a georgy-joke)
On Tuesdays all term I have two classes - so, we do LOTS of reading - My imagination just took to this thought.  It comes from an ancient text called "Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Baya Koma B2a"

You remember the story, Moses led the "children - or people" across the sea, into the desert.  After three days the water they brought with them ran out and - wow!  They panicked.

Look how these teachers so long ago used this story to teach.

First, I want to tell you the word "Torah" - means a couple (or several) things - But, for today - let's use the term "TEACHING."

AND - let's use BOTH the Exodus story - and the Talmud Story - and think about us, in the 21st Century - traveling across time - If we haven't learned anything about LOVE Itself - maybe haven't even shared or received LOVE Itself - we will lose Hope, we will panic, we will feel poor - 
Perhaps we will begin to see scary or concerning stories in the media.

SO - I will teach that we MUST share, teach, live, express, what we have of LOVE Itself - 
and consider it almost emergency proportions if we haven't shared a Giant Dose of 
Love Itself
at least once every three days.

What do you think?

Love & Love 
from your 21st Century Maggid,

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