4.3
A Long Obedience

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Passover

Today is the start of Passover, the period when Jews celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery into freedom. David Brooks writes for The New York Times about the Jewish peoples’ liberation from unjust laws and rebinding to the laws which set them, and us, free. Read it here: A Long Obedience

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10.25
TCC Playlist: Oh Mary Don’t You Weep by The Swan Silvertones

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The Swan Silvertones

The Swan Silvertones were a popular American gospel group in the 1940s and 50s. We love their rendition of “Oh Mary Don’t You Weep” an African American spiritual that pre-dates the Civil War. The story of Moses delivering the slaves out of Egypt inspired American slaves and “Mary Don’t You Weep” played an important role in the American Civil Rights Movement. An agnostic friend once said, “When I listen to the Swan Silvertones I feel like I believe.” Listen after the jump:

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