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Hardship and rebirth: Parashat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/hardship_and_rebirth_parashat_beshalach_exodus_1317_1716

In these dark, cold days of winter, it’s so easy to lose hope. Add to this the hardships of loss, with which life seems intent on liberally sprinkling our lives, and we get something akin to paralysis. We may feel like a tree in winter, shorn of its leaves, standing still like death. Will spring ever come, and will we survive until it does?

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