An Inquiry Into the Slavery of Egypt

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Jan 13, 2021
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Parsha:
Shemot Va'era 

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The image of our ancestors' slavery, which we commemorate each year on Pesach and the liberation from which is the foundational story of our peoplehood, has often been cast in terms that are familiar to the audience from contemporary images of oppression - from the antebellum south to the Gulag to the labor camps of the Shoah. A careful look at the text, however, gives us a different picture, one that shifts, slightly but significantly and in an impactful way, on our understanding of the great drama of Yetziat Mitzrayim.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Ruth Peyser Kestenbaum and Miriam & Alan Goldberg to mark the eighth yahrtzeit of their father Irwin Peyser, Harav Yisroel Chaim ben R' Dovid V' Fraidah Raizel Peyser and by Aviva & Yossi Hoch and Judy & Mark Frankel and their families to mark the yahrtzeit of Carol Jacobs, Kayla bas Moshe Mordechai a"h and by the Pekarsky Family l'ilui nishmos Mark and Lena Pekarsky, Yisroel Mendel ben Avraham Yehuda Leib and Grintscha bas Moshe and by Harris and Elisheva Teitz Goldstein l'zecher nishmos their parents HaRav Noah and Beverly Goldstein z'l, on their yahrzeits