by Shlomo Brody
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Chelst has written a book of great interest comparing the story of the Exodus with African-American slavery. As is well know, abolitionists and civil rights advocates regularly recalled the Bible in their struggle for equality. Chelst, however, tries to show that our understanding of the Biblical story is greatly enhanced if we compare to the more recent (and better documented) story of black slavery. The book is very well researched, and offers numerous examples of fascinating comparisons.
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