Psalm 118 is said towards the end of the Seder and uses a key Passover word, ‘confines.’ The Hebrew word for ‘confines’ מ-צ-ר is closely related to the word for Egypt מצרים - mitz-ra-yeem. On an emotional level, Egypt symbolizes the agonizing straits that constrict us. Each of us occasionally finds ourselves trapped, sometimes for physical reasons, such as poverty or illness and sometimes for psychological reasons, such as depression or despair. Passover is the festival of hope and faith, teaching us that the Almighty saves us from all of life’s narrow confines.
Enjoy some of Israel’s most popular songs in this special collector’s set of 2 Hebrew Music CD’s. With a focus on inspiring songs with biblical passages, its song booklet contains English translation and transliteration, to give you a wonderful opportunity to learn Hebrew.
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