VaYishlach, and Favorites

     This week’s Torah portion is Parashat VaYishlach, for the messengers that Jacob sent to his brother Esav upon his return home.  Upon hearing that Esav was approaching with 400 armed men, Jacob was in fear.  So what does he do?  Sends out his least favorite wives and kids first, in front of him.  Not exactly egalitarian.  But not even as bad as what many parents do to their own children.  How can we spare our kids, and our society, this pain of favoritism, hierarchy, and lack of empathy? 

   What do you think, Thoughtful Readers?

Action Prompts:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the how empathetic education might keep all children safe, 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 book, story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for COVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

                by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                                               help build a kinder future, and Do Better: … a Better World

( Golden 5 month GED lesson 17 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective,

               and can historical fiction stories inspires learning and courage, Ann and Willow??

l’Shalom, Peace

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

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

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Shira Destinie Jones’ work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



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