Gilgamesh, the Flood, and the Garden

Gilgamesh, the Flood, and the Garden

Much has been written comparing the Flood in Genesis to the Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh. It seems reasonable, considering that the ancient world likely heard the story from their ancestors through an oral epic poem so that it would be easily remembered. So it is...
Life’s Path

Life’s Path

Rabbi Rich Nichol shares a few more nuggets of wisdom while surrounded by the beauty of the Northeastern autumn. Explore our blog: Gilgamesh, the Flood, and the Garden R. Klayman takes a look at the Epic of Gilgamesh and finds an overlooked parallel: Gilgamesh’s...
Stay Focused on the Goal

Stay Focused on the Goal

As we read through this week’s parasha, Chayei Sara (Genesis 23:1-25:18), we experience with Abraham and Isaac the death of their beloved wife and mother, Sara. We then listen as Abraham negotiates with residents of Kiriath-arba concerning a plot of land to bury Sara,...
Listening to God’s Silence

Listening to God’s Silence

In this time of uncertainty and anxiety, Rabbi Saal explores the spaces between when God speaks to us, and how we can rest in him even when it seems he is absent. Explore our blog: Gilgamesh, the Flood, and the Garden R. Klayman takes a look at the Epic of Gilgamesh...

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