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Unformatted text preview: nce of the New Moon) of the first month Nisan.
( Ex. Ch. 12. V. 2). Nisan is the month in which the first Pesach and the Exodus occurred This
first commandment addressed to the Children of Israel as a group, is the beginning of the
history of the Jewish people as a people. Indeed in the special prayers recited during
Passover, Passover is called “the Season of our Freedom”.
The Jewish people have been scattered far and wide, at first, after the destruction of
the first Temple when we were exiled to Babylon for some 70 years until, under Ezra and
Nehemiah we were able to make Aliyah and return to the Promised Land. And then again
with the second Exile, after the rebellion against the Romans when the Temple and
Jerusalem were destroyed nearly 2000 years ago. During this long night of dispersion, we as
a people experienced humiliation, pogroms, and persecution, forced conversion and the
greatest horror of all, the Holocaust. The remembrance of our Exodus from Egypt, the
subsequent gathering at the foot of Mount Sinai where we received the Torah (Ex...
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