I meet regularly with a trainer at a local gym. Several months ago, he handed me two 40-pound weights to lift, one in each hand. I struggled and could not accomplish the task – but then he connected the two weights with a 10-pound bar.
Rabbi Daniel H. Freelander is the past president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), the international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive, and Reconstructionist movements. The WUPJ represents two million Jews and 1,200 synagogues in 40 countries around the globe. Rabbi Freelander is also the past senior vice president of the Union for Reform Judaism.
On Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2015 (Yom HaShoah), the entire Jewish community mourns the tragic loss of life, the genocide that occurred during World War II, which resulted in the death of an estimated six million Jews.
This week we dive into the second book of the Torah, Exodus. While the book of Genesis traversed thousands of years, Exodus focuses on the evolution of the Israelites as a people for 40 defining years.
The Hebrew name for this book of the Torah and for the...