"Going to Charlottesville I honestly believed my kippah and tallit would protect me."
This Executive Order—this Muslim Ban—is an egregious manifestation of Mitzrayim … and even if it is stayed or amended, it is clear we are going to need to remain awake and resilient…. Egypt is upon us, friends, and we’re going to need to be BRAVE, to LOVE bravely – across lines and despite fears.
How can we resist our tendencies to self-protectively label those who do not share our values as bigots, ignoramuses and miscreants?
Passover is a holiday about hope against all odds. Even if we do not know what will be, our actions matter and the seemingly-impossible can be achieved.
Though our world feels far from liberated, our people experienced liberation in some deeply meaningful ways and remembering this is an important tool for helping us move forward.