Final paper

Final paper - Sarah Levy Gender and Judaism A Presence...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sarah Levy 12/13/04 Gender and Judaism A Presence Moses is back from the top of the mountain. We have been watching him for a while, the people and I have. He had been winding down, taking careful, methodical steps, using his staff as a walking stick if necessary. Under his right arm, he appeared to be carrying two blocks of stone. Now, he is here, pacing above “the people” on a ledge in the mountain. I am not one of them. I am not a person. I am not addressed. I, simply, am not one of them. By them, I mean them . The recognized ones. The holy ones. Moses and da’ Boys. I am everything but them. I am the foundation of life. I am cyclical, maternal, life, death, ritualized, canonized. I am Mother. I, Mother, have no capacity to stand up for myself. I stand among them feeling helpless, alone, unwanted. And perhaps I am alone. Who is there to vouch for me? And vouch to who? To God? To their God? I have no voice. I am speechless in every capacity. I am not spoken to, nor can I speak. I have no divine presence except when they invoke me for their own purposes.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
I watch them worship God…no, I watch their God. I say their God because he is not my God. He comes in a dense cloud to speak to “the people.” I am as forbidden as the golden calf. Who are “the people”? I want to ask. What traits create personhood? Moses
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 5

Final paper - Sarah Levy Gender and Judaism A Presence...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online