January 15th, 2021 — Shabbat Va-era 5781
There is no healing without telling the truth. There is no unity without dismantling of systems of greed, cruelty and supremacy. The call of our time is not to subdue the fierce yearning for justice. God didn’t tell the Israelites to quiet their hunger for liberation so as not to stir up disunity in Egypt. Our responsibility is not to reduce tension to the heart of our collective body. Sometimes, healthy tension is needed in order to create a just and loving collective body.