The Act of Remembering- Parshat Bo
Memory can be so fickle. If you are like me, you might remember the noodles and sauce from a favorite restaurant from your childhood but forget what happened this past weekend. Sometimes we remember what is important and sometimes we forget. Even our
memories are not foolproof, we reconstruct them as we remember. Yet our individual memories are an essential part of living and our collective memories are an essential part of Judaism. In the middle of the story of the 10 Plagues in the Torah, God instructs Moses and Aaron to remember the day on which they became free. The importance of this event in their lives and in the lives of the Israelites necessitated an intentional remembering.
What do you want to remember years from now? How will you engage in the act of remembering?