Following up on Pharaoh's Daughter as a part of the erev rav or mixed multitude, quoting from Rev. Wilda Gafney's Womanist Midrash on "A Pharaonic Princess." Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrsash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2017 Here, for reference, is previous discussion … Continue reading (#48) Pharaoh’s Daughter, Again
Continuing exploration of "gathering" and the challenges of forming a community without physical boundaries.
Perhaps we are all "erev rav" in the sense of being on the eve of something new.
In this last week of the 49-stage journey, we return to the Wilderness and again explore the "Motley Mob" or "mixed multitude."
What does the biblical character of Daughter of Pharaoh, and the many ways she has been drawn over time, tell us about how we see community boundaries?
Exploration of the important concept of "erevrav," the "mixed multitude" or "motley mob" who left Mitzrayim with the Yisraelites. This stage is the longest yet, I think, and it outlines some concerns about a trend in Jewish teaching based on this concept. Hoping to hear from those with other opinions or ways of understanding "erev … Continue reading Motley Mob part 1 (#21)