Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σσ σ σ σ σ ¯ Rabbi Lehman in his wonderful commentary on the Haggadah, says that the quotation from Ezekiel Ch. 16 V. 7, likening Israel to the plants of the field, reminds us that just as the farmer has to care for and nurture his crops, so does the Jewish parent have to care for, and nurture his children so that they will "grow up as you want them to go". Rabbi Lehman continues, the children of Israel in Egypt for more than two centuries had become influenced by the Egyptian festivals and had become corrupted by the Egyptian pantheon. Nevertheless one thing distinguished them; they clung to the "covenant" between Israel and God, the ‘Brith Mila’, the covenant of circumcision, enjoined by God on Abraham’s descendants and which has as a religious rite been jealously guarded by the Jewish people from that day to this. The Haggadah says, “I pass over you and saw the blood”. That is the blood of the Passover offering smeared on the door-posts on that fir...
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