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Unformatted text preview: the “Passover Offering”,
consisting of a lamb or young goat, for each family which was slaughtered and eaten as part
of the meal at the Seder. If the lamb or goat was more than enough for a family, several
families, joined together to share in the meal. This could only take place within the city of
Jerusalem, all the celebrants had to be in a state of ritual purity, and the males had to have
The Torah tells us that Passover is to be celebrated throughout the generations in the
spring. (Ex. Ch. 23 V. 15). We are commanded to tell our children what transpired in Egypt
( Ex.Ch. 12. V. 26–27 et al) so long ago, to discuss and to instruct not only the children but also each
and every one of us, of the Exodus from Egypt, our escape from slavery and about the
miracles and wonders that happened there. The Divine direction of those events, and the
beginnings, of the welding together of the Jewish people as a nation. The Haggadah says
“Even if we are all wise, if we are all clever, if we are all old, and even if we are all learned in the Tor...
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- Spring '14
- The Bible