The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

The Meaning of Bondage

Posted in holidays, philosophizing, spirituality by Juliet on March 25, 2010

The essentials: maror

Why were we enslaved in Mitzrayim – Egypt – for 400 years?

Rabbi Castiglione’s question is as difficult as it is simple.

It is the WHY behind Passover, our commemoration of the Exodus.

To answer, you need to understand the Jewish concept of time. Jews live our history in every generation, almost on a molecular level. Our 400 year enslavement was our preparation to be a light unto nations.

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