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Unformatted text preview: e strive for, seems constantly to elude us. If 41 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
the Jewish people as a whole, were to completely fulfill their obligations towards those
commandments that are Chukim, would the others that we cannot now fulfill become within our
reach, making the world the place of peace happiness and free from “the illnesses of Egypt” (Ex. Ch. 15
V. 26), that we all hope for.
The second son, called the ‘wicked one’, says "What does this service means to you?"
excluding himself. He represents those Jews throughout the ages who have denied their Jewishness,
who have become self hating and Anti-Semitic Jews, who take every opportunity of denigrating,
abusing, slandering and heaping scorn on their own flesh and blood and by extension their own
parents and grandparents, and on Eretz Yisrael and its renewal. It also includes those who have
deliberately renounced their heritage by adopting other religions, many because they did not have the
moral fibre to be separate, o...
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