A Delaware rabbi blessed President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill before they left the state on Tuesday to take the presidency by quoting this week’s Torah section describing the Israelites. Escape from Egypt.
Rabbi Michael Beals explained the meaning of « Bashert » at the farewell ceremony in New Castle. The Yiddish term for fate is often used to describe a married couple. He applied it to the Bidens who attended the event at a National Guard center named after Joe Biden’s late son, Beau, but also said Biden was Bashert for the presidency.
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It is indeed bad that you, our dear President-elect, are being initiated into the week that Jews around the world read the Book of Exodus that Moses freed us from 400 years of pioneering Egyptian slavery an autocratic cruel pharaoh, â ???? Beals said. “In many ways, dear Joe, you are our Moses.”
This week’s Torah reading, or Parsha, is Bo and describes the Pharaoh who ordered the Israelites to go after the 10th plague. the death of the firstborn.
Beals has spearheaded Biden’s Jewish public relations work, often describing his first meeting with Biden, who appeared at the Shiva of a woman who had donated $ 18 for each of his election campaigns, at campaign events.