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Exodus From Egypt

The Four Words (and Stages) Of Redemption and Going Toward the Fifth, Ultimate Stage

Sholom Brodt | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Sholom Brodt

Hashem tells Moshe Rabbeinu to go to Mitzrayim and tell the Children of Israel about their forthcoming redemption with a specific message. The message begins, "Therefore say to the children of Israel, I Am Hashem." First and foremost, we must always keep in mind that we have a G-d who is loving and caring for us!

What Is Enough Freedom?

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

The Festival of Passover just ended, not with a bang but a whimper. There was no big ritual, no loud family gathering, no singing, no telling the powerful story of our journey out of Egypt, Mitzrayim, the narrow place. Maybe that's because the journey doesn't really end.

The Universal Relevance Of Passover

Brian Levin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Brian Levin

Just as the Exodus from Egypt did not happen overnight--Passover reminds us that the changes we seek in our lives might be slow and gradual, even painful, but we should not despair.

'As If': The Two Little Words We Too Often Ignore

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

On Passover, when we act "as if" we ourselves went out from Egypt, we are also leading ourselves to act like people who care deeply about the oppressed, who fight for justice and who extend a hand to those less fortunate.

Does Passover Celebrate The Death Of Innocent Egyptians?

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Prompted by this question, I returned to the perspectives of the ancient Jewish commentators on the Passover story. I wanted to know: Were they bothered by the death of so many Egyptians?

Egypt And Israel: Will The Past Dictate The Future?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) Egypt and Israel aren't your typical neighbors with an occasional across-the-fence feud. The comple...