There are so many different themes and issues that resonate for me when we approach Pesach, the Festival of our Liberation. I always think of those who are hungry and homeless. I think of my teenage involvement in a Soviet Jewry movement when our brothers and sisters were in a very real physical captivity. I think of all of us and our every day struggles with life. But I also think of the Egypts of living in abusive relationships where there are Pharaoh’s keeping us confined in narrow places/Mitzrayim/Egypt.
It is in that spirit that I share this reflection from the Faith Trust Institute, an amazing organization that addresses domestic abuse in the religious community. See what my colleague has to say about women, abuse, and Passover in this blog entry.