Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unique Paths Through The Sea

ט"ו בניסן תשע"א
Annwyn 17

In both Jewish Midrash and Talmud, Rabbinic tradition tells us that each Hebrew tribe walked its own path (netivah) through the Yam Suf (Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds) at the Exodus, and that to accomplish this, the Sea actually parted into twelve unique sections to accommodate the uniqueness of each collective tribe within Klal Yisrael. Now, as a Jewitch, this is an interesting tradition to drill down into. If, as the Rabbis teach, the Sea can part twelve times to accommodate the uniqueness of each Hebrew tribe within the Klal, then the Sea can also part the unique path for me (and likewise for every individual) to accommodate my unique Jewish path as a Jewitch within my tribe and within the Klal.

So mote it be, אמן.

Read an article about a few other Jewitches: Nice Jewitch Girls Leave Their Brooms in the Closet


~ Jayne ~ said...

I did not realize that there were twelve distinct tribes and always perceived the Exodus to have been en masse.Thank you for the insight and for sharing your thoughts about your own journey there-in.

Myfanwy said...

You're welcome!

Dare to be true to yourself.