If someone were to ask you to define yourself in a few words, what would come to mind? Would you say: ‘a Man’, ‘a Woman’, ‘a Jew’, or ‘a Muslim’?
You would indeed be correct in choosing one or more of those terms. Those may be accurate descriptions of a few aspects of your life. But you are also more than that. You are a Human Being. The definition of humanity is presented in the Biblical telling of creation. When God created mankind, He formed the first being as a composite of both man and woman. Only later was this quintessential human split into two distinct entities. (more…)