Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: lden calf, (Ex Ch. 32). Even before that, it was the midwives in Egypt who saved the baby boys from Pharaoh’s decree of drowning them in Nile (Ex Ch. 1.V. 15-17). Right throughout the ages from even before Temple times, in good times and in bad, during the bitter dispersion, in the confines of the ghetto, in the Shtetels of Eastern Europe and 43 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins North Africa, right down to the present day, it was, and still is, the mother, who first teaches the child the affirmation of the Jewish faith "."Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God the Lord the One and Only” (Deut Ch. 6 V 4). It is the mother who guides her child and teaches it right from wrong. The father may be the one who learns the minutiae of the commandments and how to observe them, but it is the mother who is the backbone of the family’s adherence to our great traditions. In Hebrew the word for “you” in the feminine, has two letters (aleph and taff). They are the first and last letters in t...
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