In Every Generation
B’chol Dor VaDor. It’s all right there in black on white.
In every generation, one is obligated to see oneself as one who personally went out from Egypt. As it is written: “You shall tell your child on that very day: ‘It is because of this that God did for me when I went out from Egypt‘” (Exodus 13:8)
The way we approach the Exodus story is bibliodrama at its finest. In each generation, we turn the story over and over, looking for ways to insert ourselves into the story.
Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav taught that “the exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and even on every day.”
How do we understand the Exodus? And what if we were to experience the Exodus in our own day, in our own time? And how would we transmit the story? We’ve moved beyond tablets. I, for one, would have tweeted it!
Wonder what it might have looked like if we live-tweeted the Exodus? Well, Rabbi Oren Hayon wondered the very same thing. The result??
Want to learn more? Take a look at this article in the Wall Street Journal.
And given that it is the first day of the month of Nissan, this month’s edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival can be found over at…the Ima’s place. There are some mighty tasting ideas over there!