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.

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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....