Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sefer Ha-Bloggadah: week 2

Chodesh tov (happy new month), and congratulations to everyone on a great first week! This week we'll continue our extremely close reading of the creation story (Genesis 1), and at the end of the week, we'll move on to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2-3). (Apologies for the inaccurately androcentric section title for Tuesday and Wednesday; I'm just taking it from the published English translation.) It seems appropriate that we'll be marking Rosh Chodesh with the creation of the moon, and entering the season of repentance with "original sin".

  • Monday - 1:2:36-43 (The Moon; The Variety of Creatures)
  • Tuesday - 1:2:44-53 (Man)
  • Wednesday - 1:2:54-64 (Man)
  • Thursday - 1:2:65-69 (The Upper Worlds and the Lower Worlds; Things Created at Twilight on Sabbath Eve; The Order of, and Changes in, the Work of Creation)
  • Friday - 1:2:70-74 (The Handiwork of the Holy One; In the World's Praise)
  • Saturday/Sunday - 1:2:75-89 (Eve; The Serpent and Sin)

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