The topic of Sukkot was so well researched and executed that I managed to somehow extract the original speech from little Amy and keep it for reference as the benchmark was set. I didn’t follow the Dali Lama on Twitter but since the last Harborview, I have added the Dali Lama.
Instead of exclusively broadcasting plagiarized materials from the internet, I thought it would be more engaging to have a group discussion in conjunction with my speech.
The topic I have chosen for discussion is a topic that is of relevance to everyone in the room: What defines us as being Jewish. This topic is at the core of us being here together and I am sure that after a long week of work, everyone still has a bit of energy to engage in a group discussion.
Before we commence this part of the evening, I must revert to the original task of discussing the weekly torah portion: "vayera", genesis 18:1-22:24. This particular portion incorporates three chapters. It is about Sodom and Gomorrah, birth of Isaac and Ishmael and where Abraham is about to sacrifice Isaac. My interpretations of the chapters was that Abraham was forced into taking the ultimate test of faith in G-d on the basis that he feared G-d and entrusted G-d -The passage stated: