From writings by Walter Bruegemann

The Exodus symbol, above all, is turned to show for all would-be pharaohs that Exodus is a catastrophic ending of what had seemed forever.

The prophets [Moses, Miriam, Aaron] bring to public expression the dread of endings, the collapse of our self-madeness, the barriers and pecking orders that secure us at each other's expense, and the fearful practice of eating off the table of a hungry brother or sister.

Grief and mourning, that crying in pathos, is the ultimate form of criticism, for it announces the sure end of the whole royal arrangement.

haggadah Section: -- Exodus Story