Just as every year the haggadah tells us we must see ourselves as if we personally left Egypt and were personally redeemed from oppression, so every year we must push ourselves out of our comfort zones and try to embrace new and “strange” habits of mind and thoughts. We cannot rely on what was once difficult and brave for us but is now part of our regular internal conversation or behavior.
This is a guest post by Aurora Mendelsohn of Rainbow Tallit Baby. Has feminism run its course in Jewish liturgy and ritual practice? Jay Michaelson