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  • Israel and Egypt : Pesach D'var

    If I was to mention the word “Egypt” to you I feel sure that most of you would think of “slavery” “oppression” and other similar negative thoughts.  I think that this relationship has been defined by our annual ritual of Pesach as the festival of our freedom and release from the quaintly named “House of Bondage.”  That term always seemed to raise the combined visions of sadomasochism and shopping which somehow seems appropriate for Pesach.  Certainly the sages who developed the Haggadah over quite a long period of time wanted to foster the idea of Egypt as the enemy.  I would like to re-exa

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