Update: please visit Rereading4liberation.com where you will find conversations with around related issues and a “daily short” on Rethinking Exodus.
This is an invitation — to Jews, non-Jews, Bible readers and not — to explore some ideas about liberation and join together in figuring out how we are going to get ourselves out of the Narrow Place we’re stuck this year in such a way that we don’t leave our neighbors behind.
Some of us are facing a seriously changed Passover in just a few days and are maybe hearing the story we’re repeated so many times in a new way this year. Some of us only recognize the Exodus story from the movies or general popular culture. Either way, we know that we need a new approach.
This year, more than ever, we have to stop talking in vague terms about joining hands and marching and instead consider
- Are we prepared to head toward something truly different?
- Will we let go of what we have in order to get there?
- With whom have we joined hands?
- Whom have we left behind?
- Have we been marching toward a liberation that never seems to materialize for so long that we now wonder if it’s worth the upheaval?
To help us explore these topics, together and individually, please join me in Rereading Exodus for a New Sense of Liberation — a book in progress offered here — and in a new podcast, “Rethinking Exodus for Joint Liberation.” Both resources focus on how the realities in the District of Columbia and the Exodus tale inform one another.
Rethinking Exodus podcast
Brand new, today (March 30): the first episode — about who survives the plagues and how we can try to help each other through this, as well as a few more light-hearted topics — is available now at Anchor — https://anchor.fm/virginia-spatz
The second, coming soon, will focus on “Didn’t Know Joseph”/DontMuteDC.
This podcast is available on Spotify and other platforms, and it would be very helpful if you liked and commented wherever you listen, so others can find it.
Also please share directly.
Rereading Exodus book
This book in progress, delayed by the Rona and other issues, builds on last year’s Exodus and Coalition. Part 2 expected late April.
If reading on laptop or larger device, try two pages side-by-side, as it was laid out for print viewing. If reading on phone, try one page horizontal view.
Rereading Exodus for Liberation (print) — easier to print.
still working on an epub.