A lesson from the past about choosing freedom over servitude
Revolutionaries often read the Exodus story as a clarion call to sacrifice others. They should try a little patience and tenderness instead.
A new book makes the case that the American worldview has always been rooted in the Five Books of Moses
How the biblical narrative of Exodus helped shape the founders’ idea of a secular nation with liberty for all
Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’ inspires another version of the many versions of the Nat Turner rebellion story, in a rave-capturing new film part Spartacus, part Exodus
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the rabbis spin out all the hypotheticals—and then some—from a few simple verses from Exodus about open pits and a goring ox to see who might be at fault when things go wrong
‘Did you know that?’
An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats
Because why should liberation be boring?
Supreme Court justice highlights women’s ‘crucial role’ in Exodus narrative
Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual
Who needs Christian Bale as Moses when Val Kilmer did a brilliant job in 1998?
The 1997 film looks back to the biblical Exodus and ahead to Abraham Lincoln
How a non-Jewish van driver found inspiration for a novel along his route
Do today’s Seders exist to remember the past, or did past events occur so that they could be remembered later?
As we endure a season of destructive storms and surging seas, why on earth would we pray for rain?
The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.
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