Wise Fridays: The Role of Freedom

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“It is precisely because of the central role of freedom in the value system of the Bible that the liberation from Egypt is the central event in the Jewish tradition. It is worth noting that the religious constitution of Israel, the law given at Mount Sinai, is preceded by the social revolution, for only free men, not slaves, can receive the Torah.”

– Erich Fromm, You Shall Be As Gods

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Posted on April 17, 2009

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