Lech Lecha, or, when your get up and go has got up and went

     So, this week’s parashah is Parashat Lech Lecha, literally “Go to yourself” obviously translated as just Go.  The command to leave country of birth and land where family lives, going just in one mostly nuclear group, ok, with a nephew as well as wife, and a large retinue, feels like an uprooting.  

   But what about folks with no spouse, and no retinue:  how do those folks find family, and where is home, birth place or otherwise?  How does one decide where home is when one has no family of origin, either due to abusive childhoods, or other reasons, and no place that calls to one as home?  How does one even begin to find community, let alone family?

What would you do, and how would you decide where to go, Thoughtful Readers?

Would you trust the call, as Sojourner Truth did, saying that “The Spirit calls me, and I must go” despite the danger?

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the how to find family, please.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us.

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

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Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

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Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

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4 thoughts on “Lech Lecha, or, when your get up and go has got up and went

  1. Such a tough question. I’m currently reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. She brilliantly illustrates the devastation brought by generation after generation of severed connections to loved ones. Some of her characters rebuild. Others don’t. It all seems to hinge on developing new and healthy relationships. Having caring people in your life is key, starting with caring for yourself despite the world’s rejection.

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