SBL e-journal

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2019

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A Spiritual Seder Without History?

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TheTorah.com

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https://thetorah.com/article/seder-without-history

APA e-journal

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A Spiritual Seder Without History?

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TheTorah.com

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2019

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https://thetorah.com/article/seder-without-history

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A Spiritual Seder Without History?
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Introduction

Question

I have always loved studying Torah. But over the years, as I have added the study of history and philosophy in depth, I find it more and more difficult to believe in the traditional version of the Exodus. I simply can’t accept a story with plagues and miracles, splitting of seas and manna falling from heaven as historical.

I still feel connected to God, as well as to Torah and the mitzvot (I am observant) and I would like to have a spiritual Seder Night. How can I recite the haggada and talk about a story that I don’t believe actually happened, in a meaningful way? (As my kids get older, this will become an even more pressing question.)

Thank you,

A TABS Reader

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