A counterweight to the drama / Shabbat Hol Hamo'ed Pesach
The 'matter of the Exodus from Egypt' that is 'explicitly' referred to in the Song of Songs is an event that transcends time and that constitutes an emotional counterweight to the event's drama.
The Song of Songs contains a breathtaking textual continuum of many diverse poems. In most of them, the two lovers appear, either separately or together; sometimes, a third character is included in the scene. The chronological connections between the poems are doubtful, but their editing into a single, continuous cycle creates both a certain theatrical unity and the interpretive motivation to discover harmony...
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