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God Creates Human Relationship

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
   and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
   because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Genesis 2:18, 21-24

“Rib”

tsela’: Rib or Side? God divides Adam in half, making one half (side) the woman. If we could make up words, “counterpartner” would be a great one.

(Idea of “mirror image” according to OT scholar Douglas Stuart)

Birthrates in Various Countries

Bachelorhood in Japan Today

Lord Sacks Speech that Brought Vatican Conference to Its Feet

[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome]

Among many speeches yesterday following Pope Francis’s address to the Humanum colloquium on complementarity, that of Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the standout, bringing the audience of 300 in the synod hall to their feet. Using dazzling oratory, he offered a magisterial account of the development of marriage from the very start — a sexual act between fish in Scotland — right up to the present day, told by means of seven stories, and ending with a spectacular exegesis of the Genesis account. It is a story with a tragic end: the dismantling of what he calls “the single most humanising institution in history” resulting in a whole new era of poverty and social division. Yet the recovery of that institution offers hope…

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Intro and outro music

Re: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton, licensed by Creative Commons

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