Galut (Exile)

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Galut (Exile): exile; diaspora.
In the portion of Bechukotai, we read that the Jewish people will confess their iniquity and their fathers’ iniquity (Leviticus 26:39). In the next verse, G‑d promises that He will bring them into the land of their enemies (Leviticus 26:40). It would seem...
G‑d is omnipotent. He can simultaneously be within and yet remain aloof. But we, His children... how can we be expected to suffer through exile while retaining our exalted status as G‑d's children?
A courtroom. A judge reads off the charges. The defendant took his victim, drugged him, called in several of his assistants and methodically, with forethought cut the man's stomach open, removed organs, put in foreign substances...
In a few brush strokes, our Parshah outlines two pictures: one of "Redemption" -- national and individual wholeness; the other of Galut -- fragmentation and conflict
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