Remember: You Were a Slave

Remember: You Were a Slave Benjamin Juster

Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage, which has contributed more to shaping the Jewish story than perhaps any other event in history.

Those who know me, often think of me as socially confident and self-assured.

Yet, I remember the shame and humiliation of bursting into tears during my 9th grade history class following a particular  caustic bout of jeering from one of my classmates. Being bullied by a few schoolmates in my early teens were traumatic experiences. It caused real anguish and insecurity, taking me years to heal and recover my prior care-free personality. I really don’t like to think about those times, but they did teach me some valuable lessons—especially about how I wanted  to treat people that were different from me.

Read the full article here: Issue 33