There is an invisible staff we carry.
Passed from Lit. heel Jacob is the third patriarch, son of Isaac and Rebecca, and father to the twelve tribes of Israel. More than any of the other patriarchs, Jacob wrestles with God and evolves from a deceitful, deal-making young man to a mature, faithful partner to God. His Hebrew name is Yaakov. during the time of his wrestling,
To Brother of Moses, chosen as Moses' interlocutor. His Hebrew name is Aharon. as he gestured in faithful summoning,
calling upon G-d’s wonders to lead us to freedom at the sea.
The staff is our certainty.
Our history and destiny.
To make our ancestors’ dreams and all our dreams, living, here today.
Neither the force of angels nor the hardened heart of Pharaoh could ever halt its passing through the generations.
By the staff, we know that our redemption is not only possible but
palpable, burned into memory, and real.
From the staff we behold the most precious of all Jewish continuities:
That our ancestors, like our future, exist within us.