Egypt, the Wilderness, and the Promised Land co-exist, side by side, in each and every moment.
There is no “other side.” There is only here. There is only now. In each and every moment, in every nook and cranny of existence, Egypt, the Wilderness, and the Promised Land co-exist.
Discovering this, we find the beauty in Egypt, we taste the despair of the Promised Land, and we find safe haven in the Wilderness, in each and every moment. Knowing this, we feel the pain of Egypt, the anxiety of the Wilderness, and joy of the Promised Land once again, in each and every moment.
Rabbi Micah Lapidus is the director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at The Davis Academy.