Near the end of this week’s Torah reading, the people are angry. Moses, sent by God, has approached Pharaoh and made the divine demand for freedom and justice: “Let My people go!” Not only has Pharaoh refused, he has also reacted by making life more difficult for the Israelite slaves, increasing their quota of bricks while refusing to provide them with straw. On whom does the people’s anger fall? Not on Pharaoh, the oppressor-in-chief. Not on the taskmasters who carry out the oppression on the ground.