This is the last of the bits I wrote for the Midrash class. I apologize for its length, 2,800 words. It was my final paper. The Biblical story tells us nothing about Jepthah’s daughter: not her name, nor her upbringing (Jepthah was an outlaw, remember?), nor what went on while she and her maiden friends were in the wilderness. I have to admit to liking happy endings. I’ll only say that she does not get sacrificed. Follow the link above to find out how that happened.
The last of the short pieces i wrote for the Midrash class attempted to answer the question (gap) why are men in the old testament gathered to their people, while women are merely mourned? why the different treatments of their passing? Posted in Midrash
The conflict between Isaac & Ishmael is often used to excuse the grudges between Muslims and Christians. A different interpretation of the text provides a different picture, one where war in the Middle East is not perpetual, and where peace is indeed possible. Posted in Midrash
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