Exodus: The Iron Cage of Power

A Hasidic teaching suggests that power, rather than bringing about liberation, achieves just the opposite.

“This week we begin reading the Book of Exodus, which tells the story of the Jewish liberation from Egyptian bondage and the establishment of a covenant with God. The story is often told in a linear fashion, moving from darkness to light, from servitude to salvation. But the Hasidic master Rabbi Mordechai Leiner of Izbica sees it a bit differently.”

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