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Unformatted text preview: es not even know what to ask’, could relate to, two very
different people. One, it could refer to those of our brethren who through no fault of their own have
suffered persecution and segregation or who have lived under regimes that have denied them the
opportunity of learning or even knowing about their heritage, such as we have seen in those living
under the 70 years of the Soviet and its allies, communist regimes. Where millions of Jews had never
even heard of Abraham or Moses or the Exodus. To them we have to teach not only the answers but
the questions themselves.
The second would refer to the plain meaning, and relates to a child who is perhaps too young
to appreciate what is going on. The text says “And you shall relate to your son on that day” We are
told many times that we are to tell our children our history, how we went down to Egypt and our
leaving it. In our prayers we mention our leaving Egypt frequently. Many times the Torah tells us to
treat people with kindness because we know what it is to be treated badly as we were in Egypt. But we
are especially c...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
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- The Bible