The Jewish People Prepare for the Holiday of Passover

  • Exodus means redemption from bondage and slavery.
  • Corona Virus has made the world its slaves.
  • The holiday of Passover should bring the world freedom, an end to Corona Pandemic.

The holiday of Passover is celebrated each year in the beginning of the spring season. The story of Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery to King Pharoah in Egypt is written in the second book of the five books of Moses, called the Old Testament. The bible begins with the story of the creation of the world by an Omnipotent God in six days and in the seventh day God rested from his work.

The beginning of civilization began with the creation of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were created by God and lived in euphoria in a mystical place called the Garden of Eden. The euphoria which they experienced was only for a limited amount of time until they left the Garden of Eden to begin to populate the world. Life in the real world was much more difficult than when Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden without responsibilities to care for their children.

Exodus The world needs Exodus freedom from slavery to Corona Pandemic.

From Adam and Eve were born children who populated the earth. The world was divided into three major families which were Esau connected to Rome, Ishmael connected to the Arab tribes, and Isaac the father of the Jewish people. The Jewish people were chosen by God to bring to the world a way of life for all of mankind. This new approach toward life was introduced to the world at Mount Sinai through the prophet Moses. The first nation to live according to the bible was the Jewish people.

The history of the Jewish people is described in the bible how they ended up in Egypt and were made slaves to King Pharaoh. God sent Moses as a messenger representing all of mankind to save and redeem the Jewish people from bondage and slavery to Pharoah to become an independent nation living in the land of Egypt. The Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt was on Passover night which is celebrated this weekend. Moses was successful to bring the Jewish people to the river Jordan before they entered the Land of Israel under the leadership of Joshua. At Mount Sinai was received the Ten Commandments from God.

From the Biblical State of Israel came Christianity and Islam connecting to the Old Testament in different ways. Today the whole world has a connection to God through religion. Passover is the holiday of redemption and freedom of the Jewish people. On the first night of Passover was sacrificed the Pascal Lamb in the temple in Jerusalem in biblical times. Jews gather together in their homes to celebrate Passover. Last year because of Corona this celebration was limited not allowing families to celebrate together. This year through a miracle there are few restrictions Israel.

Moses received the Ten Commandment to bring to the world a new life.

Easter celebrations begin shortly after Passover. Christianity in the place of the Paschal lamb connect to the death of Jesus on Passover night after Jesus gathered his disciples to celebrate the Last Supper. The Crucifixion of Jesus on the night of Passover considered by all humanity to be a tragedy was changed into a joy three days later when Jesus resurrected. Through his resurrection he became the Messiah of freedom and mercy for the whole world.

The Jewish people are partners in bringing the world the Messiah but remained devoted to their own religion to soon rebuild the holy temple in Jerusalem to reveal in the holy temple the creator of the world. Judaism and Islam do not worship Jesus but worship their own God. Jesus is worshipped by Christians who find through him their connection to the Bible and to the creator of the world

Corona Pandemic has brought tragedy and darkness to the world. People have suffered the loss of loved ones and economically the world is in a crisis. Through the connection to sorrow and in the hope of redemption like the Jews were redeemed from slavery, the representative of the major religions joined together in prayer in Jerusalem a symbol of peace. When mankind is faced with darkness and horror is needed spiritual unity which is exemplified by the Universal Faith connected to the resurrection of Moses.

According to the universal faith Moses, Jesus and Mohammed have resurrected and are living peacefully with joy under the holy temple in Jerusalem. There is no place for wars and the need for World Unity and Peace. Just like Israel is feeling the freedom of Exodus as it has begun to reach normalcy, the whole world should experience Exodus from Corona Pandemic.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

 

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.
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