The Temple, the Shoah, and the Virus: We Are Not Forgotten. We Are Not Abandoned!
Good morning. Last Sunday I turned in my final exam for my MJTI class on Early Rabbinic Judaism. In it, we surveyed the early rabbinic writings like the Mishnah, the Talmuds, and the many midrashic compilations. For our final exam, I was given two paragraphs of a Midrash from the Pesiqta deRav Kahana which I had to analyze and interpret through the medium of a sermon. This particular Midrash was one which is normally referred to during the seven weeks of consolation following