Gratitude and Liberation
Parashat Shemot

Shai Held

Everyone thinks they know the story of the Exodus. Quietly, subtly, Rabbinic tradition casts the story of Exodus in a dramatic new light. The clash between Moses and Pharaoh is not just a struggle between the Israelite slaves and their Egyptian lords, nor is it just a battle between God and Pharaoh: it is also a war between gratitude and ingratitude. A narrative of subjugation and deliverance becomes a tale of gratitude and ingratitude.

Gratitude and Liberation
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