Pesach – Redemption Then and Now

Why do we speak of the Matza – the ‘bread of affliction’ in terms of our slavery, but also in terms of our freedom – the bread we ate as we hastily left Egypt? Why do we speak about the Future Redemption – Next Year in the Land of Israel – at the very beginning of the Seder? Why do we quote a verse speaking about ‘blood, fire and pillars of smoke’ in regards to the plagues of Egypt, if it is a verse that refers to the War of Gog Umagog (Armageddon)? What is the ‘cup of retribution’ that is used for the Nations of the World, and how does it coincide with the Redemption of the Jewish people? Why did we have this unusual experience of the bread not rising as we left Egypt? What is the lesson, and how does it apply to us today?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.

Running time: 26:10

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