Brit, An Unlikely Midrash

We think of the Jewish Sensibility Brit as a call to articulate explicit norms that, when practiced, nurture community.

Contemporary writer Anne Carson wrote a poetic meditation titled Book of Isaiah, Part I, as part of her book Glass, Irony, and God.  Read it here, courtesy of The Poetry Foundation.

God smashed Isaiah like glass through


What is the nature of partnership, of contract?  How can principles of Brit guide us in relation to our community, our nation, our collective identity?

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