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Which Attribute?

I was fluctuating between sadness and inspiration when I finished reading Rohinton Mistry’s.”A Fine Balance.” I have yet to shed the horrible cruelties powerfully described. The caste system, misuse of power, the desperate search for work, forced castration, and the hopeless lives of the masses...

“A Place of My Own” From The Diary of A Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4223" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Original Mezuzah?"][/caption] “Moshe,” we said, “most of us can’t afford an animal of our own for the Pesach Offering. We haven’t received the Egyptian treasures yet!” “Join together. Learn how to function as a community, something you haven’t done as slaves.” Someone...

“Time Compacted” From The Diary of A Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4217" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Time Compression"][/caption] We had been waiting for six months while God dealt with the Egyptians. Now things were happening quickly; big things, major changes. It took God months to humble Egypt, and He wanted to transform us into new people in...

“Becoming Parents” From The Diary of a Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4199" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="What A Feeling!"][/caption] We were accustomed to Moshe’s favorite expression, “And there’s more.” We enjoyed, even thrived, the sense that God would ask us to do things that would make us more important to ourselves. We felt that God was healing...

“Give Me A Sign” From The Diary of A Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4196" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Who Is Waiting For The Sign?"][/caption] The silence after Moshe said, “There’s more,” was scary. We had no idea what to expect. Moshe looked down for just a moment and then he said, “Tell me why are you willing to offer the...

“Our First Real Job” from The Diary of a Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4193" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rising To The Occasion"][/caption] We reentered the Cairo Convention Center for our second meeting with Moses as new people. We were in power. We were excited. We wanted to do something, but we were fresh out of slavery. We had no...

Lifting Our Feet From The Mud: From The Diary of a Former Slave

[caption id="attachment_4190" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Pulling Ourselves Out Of The Mud"][/caption] I never felt comfortable personally approaching Moshe; he’s scary. Aharon and he entered the meeting with glowing faces; excited to speak to us, so I raised my hand to catch his attention. I must say,...

Silence

[caption id="attachment_1883" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Silence"][/caption] My wife is convinced that I need our dog's "help" to shovel the snow. Unfortunately, Pip doesn't realize that he is outside to help. He believes that we are outside to play. He thinks the shovel is a toy...