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March 23, 1990 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-03-23

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THE 5 CUPS OF WINE

THE FOUR
CUPS OF WINE

Passover celebrates the liberation of
the Jewish people from the physical and
mental bondage of Egypt. We rejoice
with our friends and our families over the
broken chains that enslaved our ancestry
as well as the shredding of the iron
curtain we are witnessing today. The
four cups of wine symbolize the spiritual
birth, the physical salvation and the
personal emancipation of people, who
with the hand of G-d marched toward
Sinai, freedom and the beginning of a
holy nation.

Our sages equate the four cups of wine with the four-fold promise of divine liberation;

V'HOTZETI - AND I WILL BRING YOU OUT refers to the spiritual birth and the redemption from Egyptian
assimilation.

V'HITZALTY - AND I WILL SAVE YOU from physical obliteration as a people and as a nation.
V'GOALTY - AND I WILL REDEEM YOU the emancipation of body and soul, the mental and physical
elevation from slavery.

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V'LOKACHTI - AND I WILL TAKE YOU to be a holy nation with the Torah as your guide and your Faith as a
beacon of light through history.

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THE FIFTH CUP OF WINE

Elijah's cup - the cup of the future - the forerunner of the Messiah - the chain of freedom strengthened by each
generation as we link the past to the future at the seder table. Elijah's cup represents the final emancipation and the
promise of world peace and global harmony.

Paul . Kohn and The Entire
Quality Kosher eaten. ng Family
Extend a Wish to You and Your Family for
a Healthy and Happy Passover.

Please place your Passover orders by March 26.
Your order will be ready for pick up at Congregation Shaarey 2edek
27375 Bell Rd., In Southfield
on April 8, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Delivery available upon request, at $15.00 per order.

352-7758 • 559-4610

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