“In every generation, one must look on oneself as though one had personally come out of Egypt.” Mishnah Pesachim 10:5
This week, we begin the Book of Exodus the same weekend we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a unique opportunity to remind ourselves of our personal and spiritual responsibility to protect all people and communities against racism, antisemitism, and all forms of bigotry.
In this newly-commissioned setting, Cantor Schwartz meditates on the meaning of all this as he and the most recent generation of PAS b’nei mitzvah travel through Jerusalem, seeking to identify with generations long ago in a new way.
Is there a time in Jewish history that you have imagined yourself present, and thought what it must have been like? How can we use our stories of the past to change the future of others? Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and meaningful MLK weekend.
Music and Video Production: Einav Drummer