In one enigmatic verse from the Torah, we learn that a “mixed multitude” of people made their way to freedom with Moses and the Israelites. Through an exploration of classic commentators and Midrash we’ll see that this mysterious group received a variety of treatments in the rabbinic imagination, for better or for worse. In these commentaries are many lessons for us about the meaning of freedom and oppression and understanding the Other.
Hall: 10th Floor [100 Centre]
Track: Pshat Drash