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Exodus, The

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In Times of Crisis
A story is told of a man who was driving about, desperate to find a parking spot. With no spots available, he called out, “Dear G‑d, give me a parking spot and I will pledge a thousand dollars to charity.”
Over the course of history, our people experienced many miracles, but the only miracle we deliberately recall every day is the Exodus from Egypt. Why is this one different?
Just liberated from slavery, and the most powerful army in the known world are bearing down on you.
Just liberated from slavery, and the most powerful army in the known world are bearing down on you.
What animates me? What perks me up and gets my blood pumping? What thoughts come to mind when nothing else is taking up my brain space?
Matzah represents faith, because to have faith takes recognition that one can’t control everything. It’s okay to let go. So, G-d told the Jews to find a matzah mentality, in order to leave their personal Egypt. It wasn’t easy...
If G‑d was trying to give His best credentials to His newly acquired nation, why would He choose to mention the exodus? Isn't the creation of the heavens and earth a far greater feat?
Just imagine: Each morning when they woke up they were forced to look at their ex-deity—and then look themselves in the eye and ask whether or not they were ready to make this huge transition....
G-d could not oppose the idolatry of nature with a force that was itself part of Creation.
G-d could not oppose the idolatry of nature with a force that was itself part of Creation.
The Three Festivals: One Big Fight
The relationship, from its very inception, has been plagued by a quarrel between the spouses. As is common with many couples, they find themselves continuously and constantly arguing the same argument.
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