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Yisrael, and a city, Jerusalem. It seems that these differences frighten the people among whom we are
dispersed, although we do not threaten them.
Had not God taken us out of Egypt and given us the Torah we would have remained slaves in
Egypt, eventually no doubt, to have disappeared as a people as have the ancient Canaanites, Syrians,
Hittites, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans etc. But, He did, and we were, and the whole world took on a
new direction. A direction in which the Jewish people despite their small numbers were and continue
to be a major factor in world events. Why do the Jews occupy such a disproportionate place in
history? Is it because we have a peculiar destiny and a special role to play on the world's stage? .
The Haggadah goes on to say ", even if each of us is wise, and understanding, even if we are
among the elders of our community and have celebrated many, many Passovers. Even if we are
knowledgeable in the commandments and all that it entails, nevertheless, it is our duty to retell,
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