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"rabbi emily cohen" Discussed on Judaism Unbound
"That's perfectly possible, and so then the question is like, what do we do? Right? So my question is like wh- what would you encourage people to do with this liberating incredible set of possibilities of like oh? We have all these choices. What does somebody leading text study do with that? What is somebody reading do? What that? What somebody dislike looking to grow spiritually do without like what does it actually mean for people that are working with these texts? Just recently started. Down, with a weekly service. Led by rabbi, Niro, Rivera, and Rabbi Emily Cohen. If you, for example a person who's Connect to Judaism through ritual come to our rituals because all the prayers are in the female form. So old familiar prayers now are you you're going to stumble upon them and you're GonNa we hear them and so that's you know a way to do this kind of or have or or meets or patriarchal conditioning. It's a really good way to meet that. If you're person likely who likes to. Go deep into the tax take part in you know who likes to live in their. You know we're going to have many source sheets in different parts that you can start engaging and. Commentary, huge. So how what if learned from doing this is first of all, there's this big tree of story and it continued. Past Toronto Nathen to Christianity in Mormonism, and he's Lomb and other religions in Reno. Different than denominations it really comes to life with commentaries. Savannah additional stories So if you don't have patients to wait for me for us to do that, go ahead and do it. You know these stories are in public domain the belong to all of us, and if you feel inclined in WanNa, do go ahead and do it. You know if you need to hear this in throwing, go ahead and do it. It's our it's our stories. I wanted to ask you some questions about basically being an artist and how you approach this as an artist because in a way the part of why I'm so excited about this project is I've been fantasizing for years about this hypothetical artist who understands that the medium of art is Judaism itself. Right in other words, we think of an artist is somebody who's GonNa make him Nice Jewish somebody who's going to make some Nice Jewish paintings. When I talking about an artist I'm talking about somebody who comes and says my canvas or my paints is Judaism you know and but rather than seeing Judaism, the way that we're up and trained to see which is that basically Judaism is a piece of art that somebody else made and it's our job to either copy it very, very exactly like you almost think of a first year art students sitting in the museum and trying to. Trick trying to paint that exact picture. And it looks like a Rembrandt but it's not a rembrandt because Rembrandt the rembrandt you you just copied it, and in a way that that's kind of some version of that is how we're we're trained to imagine our relationship with Judaism and I think for a lot of us, that's not very exciting and so I've been talking about this this hypothetical artists that will come along and. Show us what it looks like when you take the material of Judaism itself and like you were saying earlier, know just naturally take it apart and put it back together years ago I talked to Ruth Calderon who we've had it in the show who runs a basically a tablet or a Jewish text study organization primarily focused on artists in Israel and I asked her why did You focus on artists and she said it's because you know I don't have to train an artist to do that taking part in putting back together. That's just what they do. So I have to do is teach them the text and then they're going to do interesting things with it. So I would love to hear how you reflect on that as an artist and the story of. Coming to this, and if you were trying to say to encourage people that were listening to this to come with that orientation to other elements of Judaism, how would you describe the artist's way in Judaism? So for me the only way to actually know something to make. I don't remember very well the only way for me to understand something is through making. I think the the description you you brought up, but the artist going to the museum to copy Rembrandt screamed because I've done a lot that even recently in whatever doing that is that I'm able by doing that is slipped my hand into the VINCIS hand. If I really followed closely his lines I can. Embody him. or his movement on the paper, I can really can really feel it. So and way children learn the fastest three mutation we learned through imitation as the greatest tool for learning. So I started asking civil case hallways is this done? So I was like, okay let me try and do it was like, okay. That's how it works. Commentary because we're so trained to receive it as like this monolithic thing, you can't touch, but we made it. Just ran into. This is a you know the precursor story for the flood is in the the epic of Gilgamesh, which is a much older. And one of the thing So it describes what what is brought into the. Family members and the CRAFTSMAN. The. Artists. They bring the artist in to the Chris. And that was dropped in the you know in the in the genesis for with the story, the artists are out. But if you go to any synagogue without the craftsman big this fleece civilised down without the you know the people who are make everything visualizing everything without the musicians that you don't have religion. Really you don't. There's nothing there what he's going to be left with who is GonNa be there to comment on anything in a seat also in texts for their texted I personally love, for example, the the texts where. They start to work on the crafted the building of the of the the Covenant. And more shackles on. Layla but are- daughters. Considered. Arunachal just to clarify the yes. The Tabernacle and lay means. But I, La the shadow of goddess daughter of my lights. This is the kind of mental space you need to start working on the different aspects of the Tabernacle. I feel when I read this text now I could feel my fingers. tickling. ooh Yes I'm right there right there with a text I know what this is. I. Know How to make that work. is fantastic or win more shah. Showed receives the tablets. The first set of tablets is made by lean. Right we you know. They said it's made out of stone, but they're kind of liking written from both sides. She takes him down there. No good. Clearly because the people are completely different space mental space these are probably undecipherable for those people they got a break, but then elohim tells more shot to scope them. She uses the word Sculpture Live within an what I'm right there with her I know what you'd facility means I know what's coming means how you do this kind of cutting projecting a piece of yourself into material I know how it feels I know what it means I. Know What she's doing there has she's projecting had been self into this work because it needs to come from the bottom. And when she goes up Elaine. Says I will write on the tablet but it's no it's more shallow rights on the tablet. So I know that to you know as an artist I know what these things mean from experience. Could never ever even dream to know any of this auto I would not even consider I'm part of that in any way at all bits selectmen we is that other person that's the difference that it's there's no, it's right in happening within my domain of experience. It's very scary for people I get it. You know I get it but the view is amazing if US amazing..