Lifecycles: An Overview
“One generation goes, another comes. But the earth remains the same forever.”(Ecclesiastes 1:4)
Ecclesiastes is the principal text often associated with Sukkot. One of its primary themes is the cycle and continuation of life. It reminds us that “a season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The text, noting the vanity, struggle, and challenges that face humanity at different life stages, turns our attention towards matters that relate to age and the life-cycle. This awareness can motivate us to advocacy on issues facing older adults, children’s issues and age discrimination.