NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page.
TEXT 4: Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a
Only one human (Hebrew: “adam”) was created at the outset of the world, in order to maintain peace among people – so that no person will say to another: My ancestors were greater than yours.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:
- What could our society learn from this text?
- The Hebrew word for human beings is B’nai Adam, or “children of Adam.” How might each of us work to uphold the value that we are all part of one human family?