Seeking and Disbelief

My disbelief in a God who causes these events does not free me from seeking God in them when they do occur.”        Arthur Green , Radical Judaism

But there is one curious statistic regarding not only the three graduating maharot but also the other 11 women candidates in upcoming classes. In the time since their schooling began, there have been among the married women students, 7 births. And as it happens, each and every one of the newborn babes is a girl.

My me’AZ study companions rush into the breach. Eve, an earth goddess turned rabbinical student, exults in the dawning of a new age of feminist enlightenment. “Why else all girl babies?” She’s pretty sure she can read the signs. Meanwhile,  I grimace, reminding the group that according to some rabbis in the Talmud, all girls and no boys is a divine curse.

“My disbelief in a God who causes these events does not free me from seeking God in them when they do occur.” Radical Judaism.

From the beginning of time (me’az) and nowadays with renewed vigor, we tread a winding, unmarked path where sometimes its not so easy to tell the difference between a blessing and a curse.

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