02 Dec Hallel: Rosh Chodesh Tevet Paragraph Two
The theme of this paragraph of the Hallel is: Just as we were redeemed from Egypt, so too, will we be redeemed from the Babylonian exile. The Exodus was not just something that happened in our great history; it became part of our very nature and reality. It is part of our being.
It was the Exodus that gave us the power to fight against the Greeks and win the Chanukah victory.
It was the Exodus that empowered us to survive the Babylonian exile with confidence that we would return to Jerusalem.
It is the Exodus that empowers us to continue to survive despite all our troubles with the confidence that He, “Who turns the rock into a pond of water, the flint into a flowing fountain,” will transform everything around us so that we may return to Him in full glory.