Independence Day – What is Independence? And What is it Not?

Join us as Rabbi Maralee Gordon reflects this holiday weekend.

We use the words independence, freedom, and liberty in a variety of ways.
What was the original significance of “Independence Day”? Have we abused
it? Misused it? The Biblical verse “Proclaim liberty throughout the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10) is inscribed on
the Liberty Bell. What was its original context and implication? What
did it mean to those who inscribed it on the Liberty Bell? What does it
mean today?

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