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Passover- the Festival of Freedom

By Rabbi Moshe Bernstein

Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and the great miracles that G-d showed them. As a holiday the story of Passover can hold significance for Noahides as a reminder of the importance of freedom and the pursuit of G-d's commands. The theme of redemption can be meaningful for all people, regardless of the time and place they live.

Additionally, the holiday is an opportunity for Noahides to deepen their understanding of the story of Passover which has great significance in terms of breaking free from exile to redemption. Breaking free from exile to redemption can be understood on both a personal and a collective level.

On a personal level, the journey from exile to redemption is a process of personal growth and transformation with divine guidance according to the Torah law. Due to the limitations of our finite human minds, we cannot attain ultimate Divine consciousness on our own. G‑d, therefore, revealed Divinity in such a way that we can grasp it, by giving us the Torah. Exile represents a state in which we feel disconnected from our true selves and our source of creation. Redemption, on the other hand, represents a state in which we are able to reconnect with our true selves, overcome our limitations, and realize that our true existence is a continuous creation by the word of G-d.

The redemption in Nissan represents spiritual rebirth and renewal. The holiday of Passover, which falls in Nissan, is a time that we are striving for personal redemption. The Hebrew word for Egypt refers to boundaries and limitations. An exodus from Egypt thus involves a redemption from all limitations. Each and every day, we are redeemed from a more refined level of limitation, until we reach the ultimate peak, the true and complete Redemption which will be led by Mashiach. This will bring about the departure from all limitations.

Sources: Kuntres Acharon Shel Pesach, 5749

By Rabbi Moshe Bernstein


Rabbi Moshe Bernstein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfill Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".


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