The Once and Future Exodus

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg

Seventh Day of Pesah

Some would understand Pesah as a one-time occurrence, unique to the Bible. And some would see the event as an archetype, repeated throughout history, in order to uphold the message of liberation and human value inherent in it. Similarly, interpreters in and out of the tradition have argued whether this event was limited to showing the way for the Jewish people, or if it intended as a sign for all of humanity. Rav Yitz argues for the exodus of the modern era as a preview of the final Messianic denouement. (5781)