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"The decision to leave the ordinary"

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz will be featured this coming Sunday on the PBS television program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.  You can watch it on Sunday on any of the more than 250 local PBS stations, or you can watch it here–right now:


“The decision to leave the ordinary”

The essence of the Exodus is in the initial, faith-motivated decision to leave the ordinary, the routine life, and to follow God. 

This is that all-inclusive point of departure. 

Prior to that there is nothing. 

All the rest is elaboration.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From "The First Step," an essay by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz