Earning Our Freedom

Earning Our Freedom

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch  April 3, 2020

On the Shabbat before Passover, each Israelite household was commanded to watch over a lamb for four days before using its blood to mark their doorposts. “God wanted the Israelites to earn their freedom — even if it was simply by keeping watch,”...

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Patience

Patience

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch  March 27, 2020

“We read in the Book of Daniel, ‘thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.’ We must pass this test — or there will be incalculable human suffering,” says Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch. “Have patience. Keep these monotonous days in perspective...

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