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Redemption Songs

(Pieter Lastman, "Jonah and the Whale" - image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) The penultimate portion of the Torah, which we read this week as we near the end of the scroll, and the prophetic reading paired with it, from the Second Book of Samuel, are both songs. King David sings a song that rings similarly to the experience of the prophet Jonah, whose story we heard this past week on our Day of Atonement, on Yom Kippur.
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