Clip Text #5 – “The First Step”
Source: On Being Free, by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. 1995, Jason Aronson Inc.
Passover, the festival of the Exodus from Egypt, is imprinted on all the days of the year. Moreover, the "memory of the Exodus from Egypt" is mentioned on almost every festive occasion.
What makes the Exodus from Egypt so important?
The Jewish festivals are first and foremost historical festivals: each one is a remembrance of a certain event in Jewish history....