Perspectives and Pauses: Episode 10

This week’s reading, Mikeitz (Gen 41:1-44:17), comes to us from several different perspectives. In addition Rabbi Suzanne Singer notes the cliffhanger nature of this telling, describing it as a reminder to us that “…our choices are moment-to-moment decisions, the path never certain until the time comes to act. This cliffhanger ending is also a signal of hope, because teshuvah [return, repentance] is always open to us” (final paragraph here). These two narrative devices — use of different perspectives and the cliffhanger — have crucial relevance to events in DC this past weekend and to the threat ahead: The time to act is always before us, and taking into account the perspectives of those most affected is essential in decision-making.

Please visit December 2020 in DC for background on events this past weekend from a variety of perspectives.

Published by vspatz

Virginia hosts Community Under Covid at We Act Radio, podcasts at Rereading4Liberation.com, blogs on miscellaneous Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day, and manages the Education Town Hall and #WeLuvBooks sites. More at Vspatz.wordpress.com

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