The story of the reluctant prophet: He liked to nag at God. Aren’t we all prone to that? Anyways, one day God asked him to go to the sin city and warn its people about His imminent wrath. But the reluctant prophet ran in the opposite direction. God gave him a hard time until he … Read more
Another story of the redeemer: A maiden and virgin, a ‘victorious helper’, and ‘fabricator of bodies’, enters a magical lake. Preserved in the lake’s water is the sperm of a great prophet in the form of wisdom. The sperm impregnates the virgin and she gives birth to a male child. The boy has a radiant … Read more
My Beloved is white and rosy, The best of ten thousand. His head of finest gold, His hair fluffy and raven black. His eyes those of the doves Of my waters’ streams, Bathed in milk and Cast in perfect proportion. His cheeks are beds of perfumes With fragrant flowery scent. Lips like lilies, Dripping with … Read more
A lion’s body with the head of a woman facing East. What does the sphinx symbolize?
A little word play: connecting the last words of the Torah’s five books one gets its story in a nutshell. The words: Egypt, their journeys, Sinai, Jericho, Israel. Result: We left Egypt and went on a journey to Sinai, Jericho, and arrived in Israel. Boring! Allow me to challenge you to do the same with … Read more