Unformatted text preview: e has never left the site of the Temple throughout our wanderings waiting as it were, for us to
finally fulfill our destiny. THE FOUR SONS
We now come to the famous interlude of the "Four Sons (and daughters)". Four times the
Torah mentions the duty of telling our children the story of the Exodus, (1) Ex Ch. 12 V.26-27, (2) Ex
Ch. 13 V. 8, (3) Ex. Ch. 13 V. 14, (4) Deut. Ch. 6 V. 20. The Rabbis comment that these four
references can be compared to four different types of characters that our children may represent. The
Haggadah calls them, ‘the wise one’, ‘the wicked one’, ‘the simple one’, and ‘the one who does not
even know what to ask’. Judaism does not expect blind obedience to laws and customs, obedience yes,
but questions and discussions are encouraged. However, by answering our own questions we do not
always get the correct answer. The way to get answers to our questions is by studying with an
authentic teacher or by referring to traditional sources that have come down to us in...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
- Spring '14
- The Bible