American Slavery!

Most people refer to the theme of Passover in an abridged edition:

“We were slaves in Egypt and now we are free.”

There’s something very crucial missing here. The full statement is:

“We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt and now we are free.”

Slavery and freedom aren’t just physical. They are mental, cultural and more.

Jonathan Pollard has been in a physical jail for over a quarter of a century. We have been setting a place for him at our seder for over twenty-five years.

I think that Dry Bones hit the nail on the head when he said that there’s a problem with American Jewry, or Pollard would have been freed a long time ago.

They and the Israeli Government are slaves to the modern Pharaoh.

About the Author
Batya was born in the USA and raised in NY in a rather assimilated Jewish home. In high school, she discovered Torah Judaism in NCSY, Jewish activism in SSSJ, and Zionism in Betar. Her and her husband made aliyah after their wedding. They first lived in Jerusalem, and moved to Shiloh in 1981. There, she began writing for various publications and blogs. Batya is the initiator of Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh.
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