Category Archives: God

#blogExodus – Day 10: Join

Not much of interest came to mind last night as I tried to write about “Join” in the context of Exodus. I wrote myself a list, which included the Israelites joining together as a people after being freed from slavery, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 9: Bitter

Bitter herbs – maror – that’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about “bitter” in the context of Exodus, and the upcoming Seder. Maror – representing the bitterness of slavery suffered by our ancestors. A life of … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 8: Rise

After the first seven days of this #blogExodus exercise, I have come to see that there’s a little bit of everything in the Exodus story. Rising initially arises in the story as a taboo. God commands the Israelites, when they’re … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 7: Ask

I’ve been sitting here, racking (not wracking, for the grammarians among us) my brain about how to link “ask” with Exodus. While I saw a lot of “telling,” which I wrote about last night, I didn’t notice much asking. Exodus … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 6: Tell

Exodus is all about telling – mostly God telling Moses what to say, and Moses parroting it. God directs Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go,” and then hardens Pharaoh’s heart, so that the Israelites are not released – … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 5: Hide

It feels to me like there’s a lot of hiding going on in the beginning of Exodus. Moses’s mother hides Moses from the Egyptians, who would have drowned Moses in the Nile. After she put him in a basket and … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 4: Grow

As I thought about today’s topic, it seemed natural to speak of nature. It is Spring, after all, and grass should be greening, flowers should come to life. Hah! I live in the Boston area, and no bud has yet … Continue reading

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