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The Era of Help

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The high holidays during lockdown, have provided extra time to review and analyse some of the prayers and Torah (bible) readings.

The tales and stories don’t seem to change but as we get older and wiser our interpretations of these historical events morph our perspective. For me, it has focussed on how these past events may have impacted the individual and the mental challenges that they must have faced.

From Adam and Eve loosing a son at the hands of another to Noah’s hundred year ship building campaign, the emotional strain on them must have been extraordinary. For any parents to loose a child is an unnatural occurrence with a lifelong sentence of pain and guilt but to also have to deal with the surviving child who is also the murderer must have been unbearable.

Noah was a man set with an impossible task. To ready himself and all wildlife on the planet for a flood that was predicted to come in 100 years. Talk about a long DIY project! Imagine the stress and ridicule by his family, friends and society around him. Imagine the mind games plaguing........

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