Through the writing of Mary Daly (who suggests we call G-d—“The Verb’), black feminist Doris Williams and Alice Walker I’ve deepened my understanding of Jesus Christ this week in my Women & Religion course.
It might be over-the-top tired mumbo- jumbo (I last night I attended the Stop Iran Deal rally in Times Square followed by my brother taking me out for authentic Chinese food in Chinatown) but thought I’d share with you my response paper on a re-thinking of the Christian messiah. Please excuse all grammar etc.!
I wrote this response paper to theologian Mary Daly’s book Beyond God the Father using the famed Women of the Wall as an example of a revolution of sisterhood…thought I’d share.
The Sisterhood of the Wall
“In our social advocacy work, we aim to change the status-quo that is currently preventing women from being able to pray freely at the Western Wall. lt has great ramifications for women’s rights in Judaism and in Israel” (mission statement of Women of the Wall womenofthewall.il ). Women of the Wall consistently attempts to eradicate the traditional structures of their religion by praying without patriarchal restraint. This “sisterhood of revolution” exemplifies what Mary Daly encourages in: Beyond God the Father. Continue reading
Not my phrase…although I wish I had thought of it. This is from “radical” theologian Mary Daly‘s book: “Beyond God the Father.” She calls Eve: “patriarchy’s prostitute.” Just brilliant.
Aaaaaaand the second set of summer courses has started! I am taking “Women and Religion” and a computer course (there is a 2 class limit). It’s only day one and I’ve been assigned to write a 2-page paper on the definition of a “woman”, reading the two creation stories in Genesis and a 3-4 sentence definition of the term “religion” through the lens of an additional assigned reading. Continue reading
Forgive me but I couldn’t help make the 1992 movie reference in my post title. I”m officially a student! Bring on the keggers and frat boys. I am kicking-off my college reentry by taking 4 summer semester courses (2 each “semester”). So much to share but where to start?
Jenna Jameson & Cindy from the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black” are converting to Judaism! One obviously is a fictitious conversion but nonetheless both are inspiring and entertaining. Shalom Jenna and Cindy!
Check out a few of the clips I uploaded to YouTube:
Cindy asks 3 times
The inmates on keeping kosher and what it means to be Jewish.
Perhaps this is some sort of a tribal milestone; my first Jewish retreat nightmare. I just woke up from a strange dream about a weekend retreat called “Rainbow Lodge”. I think it was billed to be “Woodstock sans the Music” (already sounds like a winner). Continue reading
This year I spent Shavout eating vanilla ice cream (I sadly had a difficult time procuring cheesecake) under the stars of rural northern Maine. I read the Book of Ruth from the comfort of my cabin and afterwards indulged in finding how she is represented in the digital world. Continue reading
This place is magical. I am officially on my “retreat”. My accommodations for the next few days are “yuppie rustic”. Yuppie perhaps only because I have access to wifi & electricity. Rustic as I have to hike across the grass to the wooden outhouse if a bowel need arises. Fun fact; The outhouse is next to the chicken coop.
I just booked myself a little writer/soul retreat. Tuesday morning I’ll be headed to the green state of Maine via the luxurious Greyhoud bus. Asides from my chosen mode of transportation, I am excited to write, hike, star gaze, fire pit sit and just be.
I considered flying to California to visit friends/ family, camp, hike and just get in a good head space for school but financially it just didn’t seem practical as I am going back later in the summer/fall for a friend’s wedding. Continue reading