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    Who is the redeemer?

    Slavery in Egypt, from a Dutch bible, 1728

    Slavery in Egypt, from a Dutch bible, 1728

    When Israel were in Egypt they yearned for redemption. God heard their cries and freed them from their taskmasters.

    So God is their Redeemer, but what about Moses? Who redeemed them – God or Moses?

    The truth is, “both of them”. If the Israelites wanted to be redeemed by a Divine miracle they got one – their leader Moses.

    In 1948 when Israel’s survival was menaced by the surrounding nations, David Ben Gurion asked Chief Rabbi Herzog, “Rabbi, why doesn’t God send a miracle?” Rav Herzog replied, “He did, and it’s you!”

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