1 Comment
Mar 14Liked by Rabbi Eli L. Garfinkel

As for enough and abundant: Artisans are also people, they also make mistakes. Maybe the abundance means that even if they are carving some acacia wood and their knife slips badly, so that they'll have to throw the piece in the fire, there will still be enough.

And as for relationships: Your image of them seems to me to be somewhat black and white. Either they are abusive, or what? There are a lot of relationships that are not abusive in the strict sense, and that are still pretty bad, joyless or whatever, and deserve to be ended.

There's a pretty good article on the intricacies of consent and bad sex: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/mar/11/why-we-need-to-take-bad-sex-more-seriously-metoo Part of it certainly applies to romantic relationships and marriages as well...

Expand full comment