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Unformatted text preview: . V 16). The result of Laban’s action would have
resulted in there being no Jewish people, because Jacob’s children would have disappeared by being
absorbed in the local population, in a manner somewhat similar to the rest of Laban’s grandchildren.
There are two ways of destroying us. Physically, as Haman in the book of Esther and the
unmentionable Austrian and his thousands if not millions of willing helpers, tried to, in our own time.
And the other, like the ancient Greeks and their emulators who wish to destroy us spiritually by
denigrating us and our way of life and by trying to persuade us that their way is better. The ancient
Greeks plans were frustrated by the Hasmonians which we commemorate during the Festival of
Chanukah. In both cases the end product is the same the disappearance of the Jewish People.
These words “Arami Avad Avi” “A wandering Aramaen, was my father”
(Deut. Ch. 26 V. 5)can be translated in two ways. It can mean an “Aramaen, (Laban), tried to kill my
father” which is the meaning ascribed to the above, or “A wandering Aramaen, (Jacob), wa...
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