Parshat Behaalotcha is fond to my heart…because it is the parshat that I fucked up on.
See, there was a writing contest for socially conscious Jewish writers. I had to write a d’var about this section as it related to a global justice issue…and I failed, miserably.
Dedicated to @frumsatire, Heshy Fried.
I just watched the Richard Dawkins movie, “The God Delusion”. I disagree with Dawkins who thinks that religion is poison (a little too Chairman Mao for me), but he did bring up an interesting point: In one scene, Dawkins confronts a British rabbi about the Genesis account of creationism. The rabbi says that he supports a literal interpretation of Genesis and believes that the world is only 6,000 years old. Dawkins tells the rabbi how stupid this is, because archeologists all agree that humans are millions of years old and that 6,000 years ago was the start of the Agricultural Revolution.
This got me thinking: is there a biblical connection between the agricultural revolution and the laws of Moses? Sure enough, there is…and it’s this week’s Parshat