* Note that the playback function may entail lengthy delays where the writer cogitated. We do try to jump to the point at which composing began, but there is the occasional writer who types a letter and then stops for five minutes. Hang in there.
We asked Dara Horn to write on the following:
"All of Pesah is concealed within one self-contradictory verse: B'tokh haYam b'yabasha — (And the children of Israel went) into the midst of the sea on dry ground. The miracle, you see, was not that the waters parted but that we all drowned and were reborn free on the other side. You want to be reborn? You must be willing to walk into the midst of the sea on dry ground and risk it all." — Lawrence Kushner