Looks like my Mikra (Tanakh, ie Bible) class this semester is going to be on theophany, ie visible manifestations of the Divine in the Bible.
I’m so happy. Theology theology theology! Prof. opened the class talking about Rudolph Otto, who is (eg) one of the thinkers I insisted on having help weigh down my already-too-heavy suitcases to Israel. Nuuuuuminous. I think it’s going to be a great class. Had a great Mincha davvening right after, always a good sign.
Yay for gettin’ my God on.
Now it’s time to talk about synagogue politics in Israel. Which, for rabbis-to-be, I suppose, inspires a different (and slightly less fun) kind of fear and trembling…..