Saturday, March 23, 2013
I was redeemed from Egypt.
It's hard to imagine that, isn't it? I know that we say it every year, I know that general Jewish practice teaches us to believe that we all crossed the Red Sea, we all stood at Sinai.
Some days I have no trouble envisioning it.
But other days? My imagination is a bit overtaxed and I'm not quite there.
So I let my mind wander to other forms of redemption.
I went to the library this week and picked up books for my kids along the lines of redemption stories.
The Underground Railroad
The Civil Rights movement
These are also ancient history to my children. To them, anything that happened before they were born is ancient! But if I'm having a little trouble seeing myself in the Exodus, maybe they are too. So I need to find other stories to tell them, other journeys to recount. I need to broaden their horizons...so I can broaden my own. If I spend my time coming up with new redemption stories...it's not just for their benefit. It's for my own too.
Redemption. It's not just from Egypt.
But sometimes we need a reminder that redemption takes other forms as well.
Want to play along? We're sharing #BlogExodus for the next 2 weeks. All you have to do is use the hashtag and there are suggested prompts on the graphic above (feel free to grab it). Maybe you just want to post on your Facebook or Twitter about these topics...or maybe you want to try #Exodusgram, a new idea to post photos related to these themes? I'll be posting my #blogExodus posts here, at this blog, my #Exodusgram pictures on my tumblr site, imabima.tumblr.com, and other miscellaneous Passover posts over at imabima.blogspot.com. It's going to be a busy fortnight!