The American government shutdown that welcomed 2019 into the world brings to the front my of mind a stark reminder: the temporary and the eternal.
On Kabbalah Pod I aired an episode briefly highlighting an interesting semiotic tidbit from Parshas Chayei Sarah. In the episode I mention the Torah’s repetition of Eliezer’s journey and the connection to prayer, but only in a brief form. I really want to bring this up as I connects beyond Kabbalah and finds a real connection that helps with the concept of YidBrik: building bridges.
In last week’s episode, which this post is associated with, Terry and I discuss semiotics and rehash the basics of it from our individual perspectives. We both bring up semiotics from a philosophical and religious perspective, which is similar yet different from secular semiotics.
One of the valuable lessons I learned from my adults Birthright trip in June 2018 is mishpacha. Mishpacha is Hebrew for family. During this trip to Israel, I had the opportunity to bond with not just those on my bus, but also with the land and Jewish individuals at large. This experience was invaluable as a whole, but also simply because I felt connected to my own Yiddishkeit.