Every year during Passover we proclaim that every person must see himself as coming out of Egypt. But are we today truly a free people? Have we left the modern “Egypts”?
Israel has known many ups and downs throughout history. In almost every generation, a person or peoples have arisen who decided to eliminate the Jewish people, or to stop our growth, like Pharaoh who ordered all the firstborn to be thrown into the Nile.
We’ve faced Haman, Hitler, Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans, and these are only a few of the numerous enemies whose goal has been to harm the people of Israel. For 2,000 years every Jewish community in the Diaspora has faced an enemy that sought to destroy us. Each generation has faced its own Egypt, an enemy that refuses to see the Jewish people as equal to others and will not allow my people our most basic human rights.
The Egypt of the generation before the modern State of Israel was our dependence in exile on foreign nations. While the Zionist movement fought for the people of Israel...
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