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4.03.20

Earning Our Freedom


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,” says Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch. “So today, each of us must do something — even if it’s simply keeping watch — to restore our freedoms.”