Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Passover And Freedom | Addir Hu

Passover And Freedom | Addir Hu



Passover And Freedom | Addir Hu

PASSOVER AND FREEDOM

PASSOVER is the Festival of Spring. Its human appeal, therefore, is as old as humanity, and as perennial as Spring. But it is as an historical festival,—Israel’s birthday—as the annual commemoration of an event which has changed the destinies of mankind, that it proclaims the man-redeeming truth, God is the God of Freedom. Even as in Egypt He espoused the cause of brick-making helots against the mighty royal oppressor, He for ever judgeth the world in righteousness, and the peoples with equity. There is an overruling Providence that exalts righteousness and freedom and humbles the Dominion of iniquity and oppression. This teaching has been as a light unto the nations of the Western world in their weary, age-long warfare for liberty.
J. H. HERTZ, 1918.

THE Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being. The Feast of Israel’s freedom, its celebration is Israel’s homage to the great principle of human freedom.
MORRIS JOSEPH, 1903.


‘ADDIR HU’

GOD of Might,
God of Right,
Thee we give all glory.
Thine the praise
In our days
As in ages hoary.
When we hear,
Year by year,
Our redemption’s story,
Now as erst,
When Thou first
Mad’st the proclamation,
Warning loud
Ev’ry proud,
Ev’ry tyrant nation,
We Thy fame
Still proclaim,
God of our salvation.
G. GOTTHEIL.

WHEN the Egyptian hosts were drowning in the Red Sea, the angels in heaven were about to break forth in songs of jubilation. But the Holy One, blessed be He, silenced them with the words: ‘My creatures are perishing, and ye are ready to sing!’

TALMUD.

Excerpt From A Book of Jewish Thoughts By Dr. J H. Hertz



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