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In Every Generation

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

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??

Tweet the Exodus

  1. TweetTheExodus via @The_Israelites: We have much to fear from @PharaohofEgypt. He tires of us…
  2. TweetTheExodus via @Slavedrivers: Whipping and beating @The_Israelites into submission. HIYA!! *Whip Crack*

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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!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 8:24 am

    Remember this song?
    Just a Tad of Haroset
    (to the tune of “Just a spoon full of sugar”)
    Just a tad of haroset helps the bitter herbs
    go down,
    The bitter herbs go down, the bitter herbs go down.
    Just a tad of Charoset helps the bitter herbs
    go down,
    In the most disguising way……..

    Have a wonderful Pesach.

  2. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 11:55 am

    Into every generation a Slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. She is the Slayer.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Wednesday, 17 March 2010 3:49 pm

      I must admit that whenever we get to this part of the Haggadah, I suppress the urge to doing a flying front kick 🙂

    • Wednesday, 17 March 2010 5:06 pm

      Wow, Looks like Frume is going to be the force 😀
      G-d Bless Israel and her people.

  3. Wednesday, 17 March 2010 9:27 pm

    love that Rebbe Nachman quote. rolling around in the exodus story is quite an immersive way to start the Pesach season off….i probably should be rolling around in more cleaning than tweeting but oh well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 22 March 2010 12:49 pm

      I just love that Nachman quote too!!!

      And I should definitely be doing more cleaning 🙂

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