The COVID-19 Pandemic and Passover

It symbolic that the upsurge in the coronavirus epidemic COVID-19 has coincided with the Jewish festival of Passover that commemorates the liberation of Jews more than 3,000 years ago from an enemy determined to liquidate them.  Individuals are now conscious that the world today is fighting an invisible enemy determine to exterminate them, and which so far has claimed 58,000 deaths and more than one million infected. The parallel between today and the Jewish historical experience is enticing in at least five ways.  One is the visible fight for liberation and the end of their slavery in Egypt against an oppressive foe, and then the formation of the liberated people into a nation.  The U.S. and the world are fighting for physical liberation against the global pandemic, COVID-19.  A second, related theme is that Jews have survived, overcoming foes, like Antiochus and Haman and Hitler through the ages, with heroes like the Maccabees and are...(Read Full Article)
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