Brothers Bringing Redemption

Moses and Aaron play complementary roles in communicating God's message of redemption to both the Children of Israel and to Pharaoh.

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Although Moses receives the word directly from God and Aaron repeats it, both to the people and to Pharaoh, there is a difference in specialization. Aaron is dominant in relating to the people, explaining the physical and spiritual process of redemption, while Moses is dominant in relating to Pharaoh, presenting the signs and wonders, which will demonstrate God’s control of the world and liberate Israel.

Moses represents the absolute, the principles of justice and sanctity. Aaron is the man of implementation.  Both will now work together--each one’s aspect complementing the other, to bring the promised redemption to fruition.

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Rabbi Avraham Fischer

Avraham Fischer is a rabbi at Darche Noam Institutions.