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Unformatted text preview: that it was necessary, spilling the wine as a symbol of this regret, which at last forced them to let us
go. We have recited the way our forefathers went out of Egypt under the care of God..
We have spoken about our crossing the Reed Sea. We spoke of the Matzah, which we ate
then and still do. We ate the bitter vegetable in memory of the bitterness that our lives were in
servitude. We drank the four cups of wine to commemorate the promise of salvation; we remembered
the Paschal lamb offering which we are as yet unable to do. We ate a festive meal and gave thanks, we
praised God for all his goodness that he has bestowed on us, and we have now come to the end of the
And now we make an appeal to God, an appeal that until the middle of the 20th Century of
the Common Era was something that we could only hope for in the distant and almost unimaginable 85 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
future. An appeal that for so many generations living for so long in the Diaspora was only a dream, a
heartfelt dream but only a dream. And now after two thousand years, is withi...
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