10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses

10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses

Numbering a mere 70 (‘Seventy Souls’) when they moved to Egypt along with Jacob, the Jews grew in number rapidly over the following few generations and soon their population ran into millions. Though they had mingled well with the Egyptian society, their awareness of their religion, that of the divine vision that their patriarch Abraham […]

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04. Test of Abraham & Isaac; Jacob – the son of Isaac is made successor

04. Test of Abraham & Isaac; Jacob – the son of Isaac is made successor

The Jewish religious texts have multiple instances of God testing Abraham. The test in which God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac is believed to be the most challenging of all. But it was Isaac who was to take Abraham’s responsibilities and rewards under God’s covenant further, to truly realize the divine vision that […]

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02. The ‘Call’ of God

02. The ‘Call’ of God

For last many years the name Israel has been hitting the headlines on the international scene for one reason or the other. Israel’s policies and concomitant actions, though an object of consistent criticism, its policy could actually be termed as a ‘One Point Program’ which is, ‘We want the land that God promised to our […]

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01. Israel: A journey – prolonged yet successful!

01. Israel: A journey – prolonged yet successful!

“In Israel, a land lacking in natural resources, we learned to appreciate our greatest national advantage: our minds. Through creativity and innovation, we transformed barren deserts into flourishing fields and pioneered new frontiers in science and technology.” – Shimon Peres The above are words expressed by Shimon Peres, the Israeli leader who served not only […]

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