Plaguing Egypt

We don't have a heroic interpretation of each of the Ten Plagues for you, because a plague — even upon enemies — is terrible. (We're all too aware these days.) But one of the things that the Rugrats Passover episode makes us think about is how groundbreaking having a Passover episode of an animated show was; the Rugrats team has continued to include Jewish representation over the years and paved the way for other TV properties to begin incorporating characters and situations pertaining to Jewish beliefs and other specific belief systems. And that increased awareness of our own systems of meaning is good, and even can be read as parallel to what the Jews/Hebrews did in Egypt: they adhered to their Jewish identity, even amid oppression. 

Read more about the Rugrats Passover episode here.

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haggadah Section: -- Ten Plagues
Source: Esther Kustanowitz