Jerusalem Report

Az – the great and powerful

Who else can withhold his actions for the sake of giving all people freedom of choice?

Parting of the Red Sea
Photo by: PEPE FAINBERG
AS I was reviewing the Torah reading for the last day of Passover that vividly describes the parting of the Red Sea and the hymn of praise Moses and the children of Israel sang there, I found my mind wandering (as it does occasionally) to a memory from my childhood of one of my favorite movies, “The Wizard of Oz.”

I was in the living room watching it with my older sisters (actually, they were watching. I was peeking out from behind the sofa) as Dorothy approached the great and powerful wizard of Oz with the wicked witch’s broomstick.



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