In literature as in life, liminality represents the state of being “in between,” altered by what has come before and in anticipation of what is yet to come. We find ourselves in such a liminal moment in the Jewish calendar: the celebration of our Exodus from Egypt is weeks behind us and Shavuot, that moment we mark the covenant at Sinai, is still weeks away. This, however, is a moment of opportunity and possibility.
At Passover, we celebrate the breaking free from the yoke of oppression. We mark our freedom from the dictatorship of Pharaoh, the freedom from Egyptian slave masters, freedom... Read More