MembersRedemption is a journey

Entry points, roadblocks and detours.

By David Shishkoff | | Topics: Passover
An IDF jeep patrols the border with Egypt. Photo: GPO
An IDF jeep patrols the border with Egypt. Photo: GPO

Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.'” (Exodus 6:6)

Passover is a celebration of redemption.  It is the remembering of how the God of Israel reclaimed what was rightfully his, ransomed his people from Egyptian ownership, and set them on a journey toward the Land of Promise. That was over three millennia ago. And now for a century, streams of those same exiled people have been setting out again, for the same place. It’s a sequel of the Passover exodus.

“In each and every generation, a person is obligated to see himself as if it was him who had left Egypt… The Holy One, blessed be He, redeemed our ancestors, but also us… ‘And He took us out from there, in order to bring us in, to give us the land which He swore unto our fathers.'” (Deuteronomy...

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One response to “Redemption is a journey”

  1. Franciscus says:

    I continue to pray, for HaShem to fulfil his second part of the Ezekiel prophecy regarding the valley of dry bones – the spiritual awakening of ALL of Israel (with cross reference to Romans 11; 25-7).

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