Shelach

Transgressive Women => Transformative Leaders:The "Broad" of Jericho

The Broad Who Lived on the Edge in Jericho By Rabbi Arthur Waskow * The Hebrew Scriptures do two things in their storytelling that we conventionally, today, would not think religiously "proper": They often use puns and word-plays to make a deep religious and spiritual point; and they sometimes treat sexuality not with prudish reserve but with relish, again to teach a spiritual point. The traditional Torah-reading and prophetic portion for this Shabbat (June 8-9) do both.

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