Atkins, Passover Haggadah

Ch 15 v 5 21 maimonides the great medieval biblical

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Unformatted text preview: ow and may never meet The truth is that we all responsible for our own actions and for the consequences of those actions. The excuse that is made that somehow our upbringing or our environment controlled our actions is a negation of Judaism. They do have an effect on us but the Torah tells us how to behave and if we follow its teaching, we will not go wrong. The Torah tells us in Moses final words (Deut. Ch. 30 V 16) on the eve of the Children of Israel leaving the wilderness to enter the Holy Land, “In that I command you this day to love the Lord your God to walk in his ways and to keep His statutes and ordinances, then you shall live and multiply then the Lord shall bless you in the Land that you are going in to possess it’ and in Verse 19 it continues, “choose life”. The choice is ours. `It turns out that it was only by going down to Egypt living in an alien environment where they were never really accepted that they were able to keep together as a separate nation. The fact that they were enslaved is a manifestation of man's inhumanity and fear by the local inhabitants, of strangers and people that were different and who kept themselves to themselves. This seems to be the basis of most anti-Semitism, which manifested itself even as early as that time. The 'New' Pharaoh, 45 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins "knew not J...
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