Beyond Religion: Finding Relevance in Biblical Narratives For Daily Life

In today’s episode we talk about the role of luck, giving up conventional understanding and “the crack where the light gets in”.

Index of Hebrew words

אב – father – av

אבן – stone – even

הבנה – understanding – havanah

אברהם אהב + רם – Abraham – Avraham (Ahav-ram = loves the higher)

משיח – messiah – mashiach

מזל – luck – mazal

כוכבים – stars – kochavim

זרע – sperm – zera

לספור – to count – lispor

Further Links & Reading

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach

The Blue Angel (1930)

Midrash Bereshit Rabah

intro/outro: Sammy's Medley, Creative Commons
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About Eti Shani

Eti Shani was born in Israel and has been teaching Hebrew for more than 10 years with a special interest and experience in ancient Hebrew scriptures and culture. She’s also the author of a series of books for novice and intermediate Hebrew learners.