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…
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The Upper Room Discourse 29 Rabbi Michael Weiner

John 15:9-10 Just as the Father has loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love! If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “Abide” appears 3 times in these two verses. “Abide in My love!” “You…
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Slavery or Freedom? Rabbi Michael Weiner

Leviticus 11:1-2 Adonai spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to Bnei-Yisrael, saying: These are the living things which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.” To eat or not to eat, that is the question. I’m not Shakespeare, just borrowing from Hamlet. No pun intended. Get…
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