Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: rough the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins .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 σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σ σσ σ σ σ σ We now mention the plagues themselves, spilling a further ten drops of wine in the process. Why were the plagues necessary? Surely God can perform miracles and with a wave of His hand (as it were) make the Egyptians send away their slaves without any bother at all. However, two things had to happen. Firstly, if the Israelites just got up and left, it would seem that they did everything themselves. The prospective Jewish Nation would not believe that it was God’s doing that they were released from bondage. They would think that what was achieved was by their own power and cleverness (as many still do when we see daily miracles). Secondly, the Egyptians would get off scotfree for their oppression of the Children of Israel. Egypt, and Assyria-Babylon, were the two superpowers who ruled the ancient world. They were both highly civiliz...
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