Dear Family and Friends,
Lot's wife (no name is mentioned) looked backwards after the destruction of Sedom, the Evil City, and petrified ; her daughters, surviving that trauma with Lot, their father, looked towards the future, but, believing they were the only survivors in the world (they never left Sedom and probably didn’t know something else existed…) made him drink, and alike Noach, he became drunk (maybe this was – and sometimes still – a way people react to traumata) ; they had intercourse with him while he was drunk and asleep and gave birth to Amon and Moav. Our Tradition tells us a lot about Amon and Moav, namely that David, and the Messiah are descendants of Ruth, the Moabite.
Maybe this teaches us that sometimes looking towards the future involves very unusual decisions and behavior (are they other options in such circumstances?), but also that in order to be part of the process of redemption some personal transformation is required.
.Shabbat Shalom to all,