Student Teaching in the New Millenium

Forever will it dominate your destiny (5772 Lech Lecha)

In Genesis on November 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker

Approach the crossroads.
Look both ways. What do you see?
Anger and Laughter.

Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Genesis 12:1-17:27

Did Anakin Skywalker make Lech Lecha when he decided to become Darth Vader?

My teacher, he teaches:

Darth Vader never went into himself to experience himself as the dark father, and never imagined he could be a father Abraham.

 

Is this so? If yes, how do you know this?  What does it mean to go into oneself?  Did Abraham go into himself?  Did Anakin ever perceive his choice to be laughter and joy? Did Anakin passively embrace the dark side? Or did Anakin actively choose to embrace anger over the peace he was taught to cherish?

Are there multiple types of Lech Lecha? Can my Lech Lecha differ from your Lech Lecha? How? Do we exercise control over our individual leave taking? Is leave taking about where we go, or what we take with us?

What are the requirements for making Lech Lecha

Do we make Lech Lecha?

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