Freedom may be defined as the right to ask questions?
This is where it all began, when a family of tribes became a nation of people, when a body of slaves became a soul of freedom. Some people have an exit strategy; we have an exodus strategy. Freedom requires the removal of all ego (no bread, crumbs, crusts, morsels). Then, you can sit down to the Seder, eat the matzo, drink the four cups of wine, and tell the story of your journey. Questions are everything, as are children. We are all children and we all ask questions. There is a Seder plate and there are fifteen steps to the journey. These steps aren’t measured by their number but by their infinity. This is what it means to be a free people.
Rabbi Jacobson deciphers a cryptic phrase in the Passover Haggadah — “blood and fire and pillars of smoke” — and applies it to our lives today.Read More