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They had conceived, become swollen and pregnant, but were stuck and waiting to deliver. The womb that had been Egypt was now a place of confinement. It was the midwives who corrected this disconnection and brought the redemption into the world...
The inner meaning of pidyon haben
Who would ever even consider keeping the money instead of their precious child, G‑d forbid? But when you think about it, we can—often without even realizing it—sacrifice everything, even our child, for some silver . . .
On a simple, rational level, celebrating freedom during a time of enslavement (enslavement being a gross understatement) makes no sense whatsoever. To understand this, one must throw logic out the window and realize that something much deeper and more pro...
Trying to Leave Egypt
If I am to truly leave Egypt behind, it won't be as a result of getting that black belt, becoming proficient with a .45 semi, engaging in more therapy, reading self-help books, meditating on Hebrew letters or Your divine attributes, eating right, increasi...
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?
Parshat Ki Tavo
The return of the Jews to Egypt would be an affront to G‑d, who specifically saved us from slavery there and removed us from there...
Parshat Va’eira
The very concept of Egypt denotes limitation, a sense of entrapment, blockage and slavery. And we have a directive to escape this reality every day. We don’t need to physically live in the land of Egypt under Pharaoh’s rule to feel enslaved . . .
It took 42 stages for the Jews to get from Egypt to Israel within a period of 40 years. Each stage of the journey was determined exclusively by Divine decree—the cloud that hovered over the Jewish camp began to move on when they were required to relocate....
Swear to yourself, with an unbreakable oath, "I will not relax until we achieve the true purpose of creation, until we get to 'go home to our fathers.'"
There was only one journey which actually took the Jewish nation out of Egypt: their journey from Ramases to Sukkot. Why, then, does the Torah speak of 42 journeys of "the children of Israel going out of the land of Mitzrayim"?
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