MembersIt’s Passover, But We’re Still Slaves to Another Egypt

The Exodus from Egypt symbolizes for the Jewish people the transition from slavery to freedom, from a people who belonged to their masters to a people who are their own masters.

By Rachel Avraham | | Topics: Passover
Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90

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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4 responses to “It’s Passover, But We’re Still Slaves to Another Egypt”

  1. Franciscus says:

    At the end of the day : It’s all about who we choose as our Master ?
    Everybody has to choose, unfortunately, there is no such thing as not having a Master!

  2. hdfuerst says:

    Die hier erwähnten Gedanken sind m.E. nicht zutreffend; wohl deshalb, weil hier die göttlichen Prophezeiungen nicht beachtet werden. Gott will sein Land Israel nur Solchen geben, die seine Gebote und Richtlinien beachten. Endlich hat Israel eine Regierung, die das beachten will, und zwar demokratisch gewählt. Das Gerichtssystem war bisher nicht gut; die Richter haben oft nach Gesetzen geurteilt, die in der ungläubigen Welt Standard waren. Damit muss jetzt Schluss sein; die Richtersprüche müssen mit Gottes Gesetzen konform sein;
    daher die Justizreform. Die Aufrührer dagegen sind keine guten Israeliten.

  3. psalm100al says:

    Sadly the Jewish people rejected their Messiah by saying, Matt. 27/25. Then answered all the people, and said, His (Jesus) blood be on us, and on our children. John. 19/15. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.
    The second rejection came in Acts. 7/54-56 when Stephen saw Jesus standing (ready to come) on the right hand of God.
    We have all had a part in Jesus crucifixion because of our horrible sins.

  4. Lois Heal Bright says:

    Quote: “Arguments that never end, lead nowhere, and leave us hating one another.” While this is true, there is One among us, Jesus Christ, who holds authority and says, “Come to Me and I will give you rest..” (Mt. 11:28-30) It is not in our power to rid ourselves of unending failures, but God can and will. He is our true and loving Shepherd; He will lead us out of troubled times and into green pastures if we will but follow Him.

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