|From BIM-BAM, a great recap of the weekly Torah Portion!|
Another point of deliberation is the name of this Torah portion. BO, which in modern Hebrew means to come towards. Why would this Torah portion have a Hebrew word that means to come when the children of Israel are LEAVING Egypt. One interpretation is that Moses, Aaron, Miriam and company were being welcomed INTO the Eretz Yisrael. This is confusing. Are they being welcomed? Are they being told to leave? All these interpretations I believe are correct. I also think that in the day and age of intentional speech and writing we need to take care with how we talk and how we are perceived. I can also add that we must make sure our heart is not hardened and we take time to look at everything we a clean slate/a clean heart.
ARJE, and look forward to welcoming and meeting new colleagues from all over the states. Want to take a look at our daily schedule feel free to check it out! This is an opportunity for me and other educators to learn, experience and network about Religious school, Jewish institutions who have participants of all ages. We can take a look at new approaches and make sure that our heart is not hardened and that we give all of the new ideas and methods we are learning a chance especially when we come home to our institutions.
As I COME back home I will be able to begin integrating and sharing what I learned in Seattle. It is important to always keep learning and renewing yourself so that you keep on top of current trends. I hope that you will enjoy my twitter/facebook feed as I share in real time next week what is going on in Seattle. I always look forward to having something to say on social media and an ARJE Annual gathering gives me what to say. Have a good week as I look forward to Beyond the Box, our ARJE gathering in Seattle.