So, this week’s Torah portion is Parashat Chayei Sarah. It means, literally, “the life of Sarah,” but starts off with her death. This week’s parashah tells the famous story of the servant who finds a wife for his master’s son, by asking her to water his camels. From there, we see a slightly less popular story, in which two brothers, once at odds, come together in peace, if not friendship, to bury their father.
It reminds me of the ever popular story of Corazon Salvaje, now in yet another iteration of a telenovela based on the novel originally set in a French colony, moved to Vera Cruz for Mexican viewers. The 1993 version of this soap opera tells a profound story, and feels like a last gasp of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.
But what about folks with no rich and powerful father or relatives to help them? How do we protect children who have no one to properly care for them, let alone family?
What about those sent out into the wild with not even a jug of water, no rich father even attempting to look after him, to at least offer some meager protection?
What would you do, and how would you solve this thorny problem of protecting kids, not to mention vulnerable adults, Thoughtful Readers?
1.) Share your thoughts on the how to keep all kids 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 story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.
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-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: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World
Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS
the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE
Stayed on Freedom’s Call
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.
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