We Are What We Remember
Rabbi Sacks addresses the question “Who Am I?” He writes about God identifying Godself as “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob…”. When Moses wonders who he is, God lets him know that he is essentially an Israelite, although he has spent most of his life to date as an Egyptian or a Midianite. Thus, identity is also tied to genealogy. Thus, in Ki Tavo, the Israelites are instructed to say “My father was a wandering Aramean…” when bringing the offering of first-fruits to the priest.
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