Whats up with Pesach ? | עמוד דיון
Maggid – Retelling the Passover Story
This is the bread of poverty
that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt.
Whoever is hungry, let him come and eat;
whoever is in need, let him come and participate
This year free people.
Even if all of us are wise
all of us understanding,
all of us knowing the Torah,
we are still obligated to discuss
our exodus from Egypt;
and the more you discusses the story
the more you are praised…
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On the other hand, Pesach is notorious for its Jewish and universal is message of freedom see for example a this captivating dialogue between Senator Joseph Lieberman and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks .
The question is does family orientation correlate the strong universal message of freedom?
Last year I came upon a fascinating book, "Escape from Freedom", by the Jewish psychologist Erich Fromm . In his book he make a distinction between what he calls 'freedom from' and 'freedom to'. The first is the most known for example – slaves becoming free (both in Egypt ,African Americans ). Basically it is the freedom from any constraints imposed by other people . These include not only physical limitations but also cultural and as social conventions) .But according to Fromm it is not enough. 'freedom to' reconnects man with others "that goes beyond the superficial bonds of conventional social intercourse: "…
I once saw a fascinating Ted talk
that claims that in our generation we are
less free because we are more free: ,
almost infinite freedom of choice.
has made us not freer
but more paralyzed,