February 16th, 2016• 0 Comments
Chaya- Understanding and definining yourself as a man or woman
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“Man is [like] a tree of the field,” and the Jewish calendar reserves one day each year—the “New Year for Trees” on the 15th of Shevat—for us to contemplate our affinity with our botanical analogue and what it can teach us about our own lives.
In Parshat Shmot, Pharaoh’s daughter names baby Moses, revealing his connection with the water, as his sister Miriam looks on.
The bearer of an offering is referred to as an “adam” instead of “ishi.” While both translate to “man,” the former implies that one must emulate Adam when bringing an offering.