Moses' excuses at the Burning Bush parallel three great human fears.
We must find the causes that make us most passionate--and work for change.
Our names are our essence.
The name Gershom, and the word for Hebrew, Ivri, carry a message about what it means to be Jewish.
The differences between the midwives' encounter with Pharaoh and the officers' and taskmasters' encounter teach us to appreciate the context of biblical narratives.
The reference to forgetting Joseph raises questions about how oppression is linked to a group's commitment to the larger society.
The antidote to the terror of living in a dangerous world is to participate in the liberation of others.
The complicated beginnings of the Exodus from Egypt establish the expectation that redemption is often not a smooth process.
The divine name that God tells Moses at the burning bush expresses the different and evolving relationship that God has with every individual.