For Debbie and Alan Rottenburg - Next year with you
Thanksgiving is the mandatory holiday in my family.
"I think a lot of laypeople in America today feel that the Enlightenment was somehow antireligious," she continued. "That people like Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and others were deists and didn't believe in God. That couldn't be further from the truth. ..."
Because the ultimate lesson of Moses's life is that the dream does not die with the dreamer, the journey does not end on the mountintop, and the true destination in a narrative of hope is not this year at all. But next.
An exploration of how the story of Moses has influenced American history traces the biblical figure's role in inspiring change, from the Pilgrims' journey and the visions of the Founding Fathers to the ideologies of the civil rights movement.