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Ana Gutierrez
professional wanderer, freelance writer, dog lover.

Embracing Moses

Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit Egypt. This week Pesach is being celebrated in every Jewish house around the globe, celebrating the freedom of their people from the Egyptian slaughter.

Pesach, known in English as Passover, is one of the most commonly observed Jewish holidays, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. This festival has an agricultural and historical significance. The first represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel, but the primary observances of Pesach are related to the second reason, the Exodus from Egypt. This story is told in Exodus, Ch. 1-15.

I am not making my post about what Exodus says, I am aware that before Seder you will get to read and listen to the whole story. I am writing to make a call to all the people who have decided to defend and support Israel, instead of funding and justifying terrorism.

And just like Moses, that even with all his personal issues, faced the Pharaoh and intervened to free the Hebrew people, we await for our 21 century Moses who will face the world and fight for Israel’s freedom and peace.

But who can be the 21 century Moses? I am working on becoming one, and be sure, you can be one as well. Now more than ever, we need not only to conmemorate Pesach, but to become modern Moses who will work to build a new and free Israel.

Chag pesach sameach l’kulam!

About the Author
Ana is a curious girl that after exploring Israel and pursuing an MA in TAU during 2017/18, also found her life partner in a museum in Jerusalem. In the middle of a pandemia, and a world crisis, she married her Jerusalemite lion and moved to Israel for good. She writes about her experiences as a wife, as a foreigner in the Holy Land and as a woman exploring life.
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