The Exodus as Orienting Event
Parashat Shemot

Yitz Greenberg

If the Book of Genesis is dominated by the theme of covenant, the Book of Exodus is focused on the second great motif that runs through Jewish history and religion: the journey toward redemption—that is, realization of the covenantal task of bringing about a world of dignity and freedom. In this book, the Israelites start under slavery and genocidal persecution. With the help of God, they go out on a journey through the desert toward a home and future independence in the land of Canaan.

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