Pointing A Finger
A common practice is assigning responsibility/guilt to someone or something for an incident that is usually not good. Accusations are charges or claims that the accused has done something illegal or wrong. The practice of blaming others dates back thousands of years to our first parents and the serpent. Adam blamed The Lord and Eve for his sin. And the man/Adam said to The Lord, ‘The wife whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.’ Genesis 3.12
The Midrash states that The Lord God Himself Brought Eve to Adam. The Lord God plaited her hair in braids and adorned Eve with twenty-four different ornaments. Shabbat 95a, Eiruvin 18aRabbi Dr. H. Freedman, Midrash Rabba(New York, NY: The Soncino Press 1983) – Midrash Rabbah writes, Tamar was the daughter of Shem.p 142 The Angels descended from The Heavens to The Garden of Eden to play music for Adam and Eve. The Sun, Moon and Stars danced for them. The Lord God Prepared special tables with delicacies on them.Rabbi Moshe Weissman, The Midrash Says(Brooklyn, New York: Benei Yakov Publications 1980), pp 40-41
Questions For Comments
Lets put ourselves in Adams shoes. Let’s take a few steps. What was Adam thinking or feeling. What would I do if I were Adam?
Family and friends please share your thoughts.
May you be especially blessed with confidence and peace for participating.
Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk