Like Abraham and Sarah at the opening of Bereishit/Genesis 12, we too are traveling to an unknown land and looking at an uncertain future. “Lech Lecha- Go forth from your native land and from your father's house to the land that I will show you," says the Holy One.
Our Adult Learning/ Melton & More Fall semester has officially begun and as a rabbi and educator, my heart is full as I watch our students find joy in their Jewish learning journey. Students share with me that their Melton & More experience is “transformative” as they unpack a passage of Torah, debate a section of Talmud, and find meaning in a midrashic tale.
This story of global destruction, human sin and righteousness demands re-reading in light of our current reality. One theme is clear: the complete interdependence between humans and the natural world. Human behavior pollutes and then dooms the entire world.