Enslavement in Egypt

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The Haggadah in Depth, Part 9
The Egyptian Persecution
We read in the Haggadah how Pharaoh cleverly plotted to persecute and afflict the Jewish people, which paved the way for all the atrocities of their enslavement. This class covers the passages beginning with words "The Egyptians treated us badly and they ...
We are both slave and slavemaster simultaneously, where our inability to attain freedom is coming from within...
In their troubled state of mind they abandoned hope for redemption.
In their troubled state of mind they abandoned hope for redemption.
A Taste of Text—Shemot
Doing the Impossible
When confronted with a situation that seems hopeless, don’t resign yourself to inactivity with the excuse that the little you can do can’t possibly make a difference.
Both Pharaoh and Ahasuerus were not worthy of ruling, but rose to the throne by riches.
Both Pharaoh and Ahasuerus were not worthy of ruling, but rose to the throne by riches.
Downs and Ups of Exile
At first the wrongdoer is immobilized by a sense of guilt and self-loathing. Shortly thereafter, the self-preservation instinct kicks in, and the person begins to justify the act...
G-d is saying,"Just as my love for your ancestors compelled me to schlep them out, so too, my love for you can be trusted to schlep you out of the narrow places of your own thinking."
Recent wars have changed the narrative; we are convinced that terror groups are indefatigable. They seem able to withstand all attacks. Confidence slowly erodes as we repeatedly ask: Can we win?
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