Judaism is the world's most obsessive-complusive book club. Every week, religous Jews read a portion or "parsha" of the Hebrew Bible, so that at the end of a year we've read the whole thing. Then we start all over again. Every week we create a comic based on that week's Torah portion.
Friday, November 03, 2006
Parsha Lech Lecha
In his book "Gifts of the Jews" Thomas Cahill writes that Judaism is 'the only original idea in all of human history.' Outside Judaism history is viewed as a circle with peoples ascending to nobility, falling into depravity then repeating the cycle. But, writes Cahill, when Abraham (in this week's parsha) crosses into the promised land, Judaism invents the unknown further and all innovation, change, improvement even the ideas of progress flow from that. As Jews we can only say, "Works for us!" - SHABBAT SHALOM!