Why are Moses and Aaron, and God, unable to hear the people’s desperation and anger, in the face of completely failed expectations? And what is our job…How might better listening, and closer attention to circumstances behind complaints and rebellion, change things?
I never visited the Catskills in the heyday of Jewish resorts. But Eleanor Bergstein’s portrait of one liminal summer there reflects something essential in my own experience, albeit in a non-Jewish neighborhood of Chicago, and […]
“…but they did not heed because of shortness of spirit-breath” (Exodus) “It’s complicated…” (“Wrestling Jerusalem”) Early on in the Exodus story, we learn that the Hebrew slaves in Egypt were unable to absorb Moses’ message […]
Sandra Bland. Alonzo Smith. Natasha McKenna. Jamar Clark. The heartbreaking and indicting list goes on. Activists and mourners from the DC area and around the country joined together last year, at this season, for “Voices […]