Posts in Freedom
The Art of Liberation (Shabbat Chol haMoed Pesach, Exodus 33:12 - 34:26)

The Haggadah tells of our people’s journey from the suffering of slavery to our wild, sea-splitting-open redemption. Around the seder table last week, our observance of the holiday began with a question: “How is this night different from all other nights?: As we discuss and unfurl into our newfound freedom, our questions about the particular night of Passover blossom into new and potent questions about the days and nights that lie ahead.

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Midwifing the Future

This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Shemot, holds two age-old stories side by side. They are deeply interwoven. The story of power, oppression, control and degradation on the one hand. And the story of birthing new life, fresh possibility, liberation and redemption on the other.

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