I have been reading a wonderful book: Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman. It feels like "light reading" but its underpinnings are solid scholarship. If you have ever wondered what the current scholarly opinion is about Biblical authorship, or if you have felt confused by "J," "E," and those other "sources," it's terrific. If you would like a little taste of why I love my Bible class so much, why a dusty old Book fills me with utter excitement, this book will do the job.
What else to say? I spent my Shabbat out and about. I went to see the ocean, which I do not visit often enough. I love living in California.