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The Complete Story of Passover

The Complete Story of Passover

The story of Passover has its beginning in the days of Abraham.

When G-d promised Abraham (then still called Abram) an heir, whose seed would be as numerous as the stars, G-d also informed him at the same time of the long period of enslavement his children would endure -- they would be enslaved for 400 years, at the end of which they would be liberated "with abundant wealth."

The first of Abraham's descendants to arrive in Egypt was Joseph, whose miraculous rise from slave to the viceroy is one of the most inspiring narratives of the Torah.

In the dramatic story of Joseph and his brothers, we can clearly see the guiding hand of Divine Providence bringing Jacob and his family cheerfully to Egypt.

The arrival of Jacob and his family in Egypt was a march of triumph. So was the departure, 210 years later, of his children, the children of Israel, from Egypt.

There was this difference: the small family of seventy souls had become a great and unified nation of several million souls (the count of 600,000 includes only the adults men) who marched forth "with a high hand."

The story of Passover, which reaches its climax at Shavuot (with the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai), is the story of the birth of the "kingdom of priests and holy nation," our Jewish people.

The Complete Story of Passover, published and copyright by Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn NY
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July 19, 2009
I know the story of Pesach, but I just read it again for fun.
Zalmy Engel
Adelaide, South Australia
March 13, 2009
interesting
nice story
M.G.
March 13, 2009
Nice
It was a good story, but it wasn't the whole sroty of Pesach.
Anonymous
Usa, Mississipi
April 19, 2007
I liked the story about Pesach!!!!
Mendel Engel
Adelaide, Australia
March 29, 2006
I think this is agreat site. We (my class P.S. im in 5 grade) are doing this Passover divar torah and my whole class goes on this site.

Hannah / Chani
NYC, United States