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Exodus - Movement of Jah People!

This article appeared earlier in the Sinai Chronicle. Exodus – Movement of Jah People When I was a teen, I listened to a lot of Bob Marley. I was an avid Reggae fan and even paid homage to his grave when I visited Jamaica on a family vacation. What I loved about Bob’s music, apart from the irresistible rhythms and melodies were his spiritual, Biblically-inspired lyrics. For people the world over, black and white, rich and poor, young and old, Bob Marley’s rousing words rang like a Prophetic call to social justice and transformative faith. In one of his most popular songs, ‘Exodus’, Bob sings the following in his Jamaican Patois: “Open your eyes and look within: are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Although Bob Marley was not Jewish, he echoes the sentiments of the Haggadah which tells us to every generation is to regard themselves as if they personally had exited Egypt: ‘chayav adam lirot et atzmo ke’ilu hu yatza mimitzrayim’. What is remarkable about this commandment, roote