I have a confession to make: I have math dyslexia. It’s never been diagnosed formally, but I have always had a sense of it.
Sometimes, when I read math problems, the numbers mix up in my head. A clock that says 7:30PM looks like 3:70PM. Although I am the Executive Director of PunkTorah, I don’t do our books but instead have a volunteer look over them, because it’s not my strong point.
Perhaps that’s why Parshah Bamidbar, otherwise known as the first book of “Numbers”, is a little off putting.
Luckily, this parshah isn’t about math. It’s about being a chosen people, about that aching feeling when you don’t know what to do next…and like all great stories of the Hebrew Bible, it can somehow be related to Batman.