From the Zohar: God is my strength and my song

“God is my strength and my song”

The climax of the redemption celebrated on Pesach is the redemption of the Children of Israel from the Egyptians at the Red Sea. Moses and the Children of Israel gave thanks with a song, a song of great power and beauty, that the Sages teach us was for both that time and the redemption yet to come.

The Sages of the Zohar contemplate the verses of the song, exploring its inner meanings. In this lesson we will “listen-in” to a discussion in the Zohar on the verse, “God is my strength and my song, and He will be for me a salvation” עזי וזמרת י”ה ויהי לי לישועה”.

The discussion ranges from the creation of Man, his nature and his purpose, to each person’s relationship with God in time of trouble.

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Translated from the Zohar Beshalach Perush haSulam paragraphs 230-250 by Yedidah Cohen

With grateful thanks to my chevrutas with whom I had the privilege of studying this article with me on Pesach: Binah, Susan, Dahlia, Leah, Timnah, Aliza and David