Passover demands we remember the Exodus

 

March 26, 2021

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A homeless man crosses the almost deserted Times Square in New York City, April 13, 2020.

NEW YORK (JTA) - Every Passover, we strive to experience Egypt in our own lives. 

Locating the suffering of our Egypt wasn't hard this year: It seems like most days my husband and I share the names of new people we personally know who have passed away from COVID-19 and families devastated by the challenging conditions in which their loved ones passed away. We have been mourning the absence of community, the simplest and deepest of joys.

The Alter Rebbe of Gur, known as the Sfat Emet (1847-1905), offers a beautiful teaching, writing that "we are meant to believe that there is a Yetziat Mitz...



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