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Illuminated Haggadah Exhibit ~ Page 3

We were slaves to Pharoah

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Our story of redemption begins in humiliation: "We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt..."

Our Rabbis' sedarim


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Our great sages celebrated an all-night seder in Bene Berak.

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The greatest of our sages gained new insights with each celebration of the seder.

The Four Children

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"Four times the Torah bids us tell our children of the Exodus from Egypt. Four times the Torah repeats: "And you shall tell your child on that day...." From this, our tradition infers that there are different kinds of people. To each we respond in a different manner, according to his question, his situation, and his need." The New Union Haggadah, p.30

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The Wise Child

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The Wicked Child

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The Simple Child

The Child Who Does Not Know To Ask

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child who does not know to ask
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In the beginning, we were idolaters...


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My Ancestor Wandered...

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I took your ancestor Abraham across the river [Euphrates]...

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My ancestor was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt.

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