Saturday, October 13, 2012

Was Adam the star of the earliest known rom-com?

This week we begin the Torah cycle anew with the story of Creation--you know, the "scientific" theory that is just as valid as evolution because all sides in a debate are basically equivalent.

My politics aside, as I was thinking about this week's parsha, it struck me (for the first time) just how much Adam, in his plaint for a "helpmate" sounded so much like a lady star in a rom com forced to sit alone at the singles table at a wedding for the umpteenth time.

So I wrote a short post for Jewcy about the lessons of rib giving and the implications for finding one's mate. Here's a snippet:


Adam was lonely and noticed that everyone else—all of the newly created animals—had a complement. Bulls had cows. Male monkeys had female monkeys. (I suppose he Adam could’ve been patient until some of those female chimps evolved into suitable partners, but he was solidly in the Creationist camp.) Like the lead female character in every romantic comedy for the last twenty years, he was tired of being stuck alone at the singles table.

You can read the rest of the post here

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