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A short and powerful message on the Festival of Freedom’s profound meaning to us today.

Why Should I Care About Ancient Slaves Who Went Free?

Why Should I Care About Ancient Slaves Who Went Free?

An honest reflection on Passover's relevance 3,000 years later

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Why Should I Care About Ancient Slaves Who Went Free?: An honest reflection on Passover's relevance 3,000 years later

A short and powerful message on the Festival of Freedom’s profound meaning to us today.
Passover, Freedom; Independence
Yisroel Glick is a writer, researcher, and student of Torah and of life. After receiving a degree in biomedical science and rabbinic ordination, he traveled across the US serving the needs of Jews living in regional communities with limited spiritual infrastructure. He now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children, and is passionate about the power of information and committed to providing it in a way that empowers people.
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Anonymous FC April 29, 2016

Not slaves Where in the Torah, in Hebrew, does it say that the Israelites living in Egypt were slaves?

It doesn't. The fact of the matter is that it says that they were "laborers". A laborer is paid wages for their work, a slave is not. Historical records prove that the Egyptian Israelites were treated far better than the average Egyptian citizen.

So what is this all about really? We were used to being our own bosses and running our own operations. Being a common laborer, or even in this day and age a common office person, is demeaning to the soul and takes freedom away from us on many, many levels.

Just clarifying the facts for you... Reply

Joyce Rodrigues April 27, 2016

Muito Bom!!!Rabino. Reply

Zalman pa April 21, 2016

Yasher Koach Thanks for your clear and honest explanation on this well known (tot me) topic!!!! Reply

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