Essays • 0 Comments
When confronted with a challenge, the best approach to overcome it is to keep moving forward.
We cried about Israel upon the spies return, today we continue to cry about the land: Is there a connection between these three millennia of tears?
Shorts • 0 Comments
A story of Yocheved, Moses’ mother, being born on the threshold between freedom and slavery.
Thirty-four hundred years after Egyptian slavery, Jewish children are still being forced into the Nile, a material lifestyle.
In Egypt, the slaves became the Jewish nation while baking bricks. These bricks show man’s power to build and be “partners in creation.”
Essays • 1 Comment
At midnight of Nissan 15th, 2448 (1313 bce), G-d broke the last manacle of Egyptian bondage by killing all Egyptian firstborn, and the nation of Israel was born as a free people. Why midnight?
In Egypt, G-d accepted every Jew as he was, despite his moral and spiritual station; there was, however, one condition: one had to desire freedom in order to deserve it.
The Passover experience, then and now. Then: We had a spiritual experience. Now: We are ready for redemption.
The real me, and the real you, are exposed when we are actively engaged in activities that better the lives of others and enrich our society.
Weekly Op-Ed •February 11th, 2011• 12 Comments
Egypt’s search today – and all revolutions against oppressive regimes – is for freedom, not merely democracy. A government that will honor and respect all people’s rights, even that of minorities.