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March 25, 1983 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-03-25

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

PASSOVER GREETINGS

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Happy Passover

Bible: Compassion for Pharaoh

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JERUSALEM — One of

the arch-villains of Jewish
history (a history full of vil-
lains who have tried to de-
HAPPY
stroy the Jewish race) was
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Pharaoh, King of Egypt. It
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ordered that all newly-born
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males be thrown into the
river.
The Midrash tells how he
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Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Passover
Here we have the archetype
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of the anti-Semite in action.
In this season, then, it
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gards Egyptians of biblical
times.
The Midrash mentions
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how, when the Egyptians
finally met their just des-
serts, as they were swept
away by the resurgent
waters of the Sea of
Reeds (not the "Red Sea"
which is simply a mis-
Happy Passover to Our Friends and Patrons
translation), the angels
began singing praises to
God. He, however, turned
to them in anger as it
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were, and exclaimed:
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created with my own
hands are drowning, and
you have the audacity to
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recite songs of praise?"
Judaism is not vindictive
in this regard. In fact we can
see this in one of the pro-
Detroit, Michigan
visions of Jewish Law. One
of the prayers praising God
is
the Hallel (which liter-
A Very Healthy and Happy Passover
ally means "praise"), re-
to thejewish Community
cited on all joyous occasions.
As a rule, there are two
different Hallel ar-
rangements, the "entire
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Hallel," said on the most

joyous occasions, and the
Sincerest Passover Greetings
"half Hallel," in which two
paragraphs are omitted. In
general, the "whole Hallel"
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one only recites the "whole
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first
two outside Israel) and
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then recites the "half Hal-
lel" for the remaining days.
The reason, our sages tell
Happy Passover
us, is that Passover cannot
be-a-complete -holiday, be-
cauee it meant the death of
the Egyptians. And re-
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member, we refer to the
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Egypt!
Passover Greetings

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COHEN & SON

In Deuteronomy 23:8 we
are told "you shall not abhor
an Egyptian, because you
were a stranger in his land."
In other words, you owe him
a debt of gratitude for the
fact that he let you stay in
his land! And surprising as
this may seem, the different
commentators all explain
that this is indeed the case.
Thus Rashi, the prince
of medieval commen-
tators, notes: "You shall
not abhor them even
though they threw your
males into the river, the
reason being that they
served as a place of ref-
uge for you when you
were in sore straits" (i.e.
when the sons of Jacob
came down during the
period of famine).
It is for this reason, too,
that the Torah allows a
third-generation Egyptian
convert to "come into the
congregation of God," while
not even the "10th genera-
tion" of Edomites or Moab-
ites may do so.
-We frail mortals have a
tendency to remember the
good that we did to others,
while at the same time re-
membering every hurt and
slight that anyone ever did
to us. At this Passover time,
which is the time when we
think of our freedom, which
We won at so great an ex-
pense, we should think of
the Jewish way oflooking at
others.
If Passover teaches us

Passover Greetings

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