we decided that this Passover, we declare the Past Over!  New Traditions!  the real heart of the story of torah is this:

the women refused to give over their brass nose rings to be melted into a statue of the god horus.  they said, “WE ARE DONE WITH THE GODS OF MEN, WE ARE THE NEW GODS.  WE WERE ABLE TO ACCESS THE ACTUAL ARM OF GOD, AND TO HEAR ITS UTTERANCES.”
we are what others pretend to be.