Celebrating Redemption as a ProcessMarch 21, 2013 @ 12:17 pm (Updated: 12:18 pm - 3/21/13 )
In Deuteronomy 16:8, regarding the Passover Festival, God commands, "The seventh day shall be an assembly to the Lord your God and you shall not perform labor." The point is that liberation, the theme of the festival, never occurs in an instant; redemption in Judaism is a process, not an overnight transformation. That process begins with the Exodus from Egypt but only with the Red Sea miracle, associated with Passover's final days, does liberation become irrevocable.
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