How does the story of the Exodus echo in our own generation and in our own lives?
"For us to hear the Oneness of God, we must grow into a place where the cosmic and the political are deeply the same truth."
--from Part V
The story Jews retell on Passover is about rising up against tyranny, about the triumph of the God who sides with the despised against a resplendent emperor. Exploring how this tale applies to our own time enriches the ancient account--and it expands and transforms the community for which Exodus is a collective family story.
Exodus is not only the saga of the escape from slavery, but also a story of courage, celebration, rebirth and community from which people of all faith traditions have learned and can continue to learn. Calling us to relearn and rethink the Passover story, Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman share:
- The enduring spiritual resonance of the Hebrews' journey for our own time
- Social justice, ecological and feminist perspectives on the Exodus
- How the Passover story has been adapted and used by African American as well as Christian and Muslim communities to provide insight and inspiration.
With contributions by
Dr. Vincent Harding "Exodus in African America: A Great Camp Meeting"
Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana "Exodus in the Qur'an: Mercy, Compassion, and Forgiveness"
Ched Myers and Russell Powell "Exodus in the Life and Death of Jesus"