The Torah portion this week is Lekh-lekha, which means “Go to yourself!” or “Go for yourself!” or “Get yourself going!” To read one of my favorite earlier posts on this portion, click on this link: Lekh-lekha: Please.
This past week I got going again on the book I’m writing about moral psychology in Genesis. (My current working title is “Genesis: Good and Evil Fruit”.) The most important chapter in a book is the first one, because if it doesn’t sparkle, nobody wants to read the rest. So I spent the week writing many, many drafts of a new Torah monologue from the viewpoint of the snake in the Garden of Eden. In my version, the snake is not a bad character at all.
I’ll check in with you again next week.