Redemption, Resurrection and Passover

This derasha ties the vision of Dry Bones to Passover so that it was chosen as the haftarah for the intervening Sabbath of the festival. The homilist created an exegetical connection between the prophetic vision foretelling the return to Zion from the Babylonian exile by Ezekiel and the exodus from Egypt, comparing one exodus to the other. This connection reinforces the message of the vision, and the Rabbis teach us that the same G-d who delivered the Israelites from Egypt, and who delivered them from the Babylonian exile, out of a state of utter despair, will also “redeem us speedily” in our day.

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