Who Knows One? From Exile to Redemption

As we approach Passover the energy of exile and redemption comes around again. But why was the exile needed? Can redemption have occurred to the Children of Israel without the prior need for exile? At what point did the possibility of redemption become real?  Every Passover we tell the story, but we are not just re-enacting an historical event. Like the rings on a living tree which grow each year, as we approach  Passover we re-experience our own inner exile and our own inner redemption anew. For the full talk please click on link (ten minutes)