Sorry, Children of Israel. No Exodus for you
If the rabbis urging a ban on dovish Jews in N.Y.'s Celebrate Israel parade had been in charge of the Exodus from Egypt, many of us Hebrew slaves would have been turned away.
Imagine this: You're a Hebrew slave in Egypt. Moses issues a call, summoning you and all the members of your household to prepare your livestock and a few belongings and some substandard baked goods, and join the Exodus. Many are hesitant, others apathetic, even hostile. He cajoles, he begs, he beseeches. You're convinced.