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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 28.03.06 | 22:06 (IST)

    According to our narrative, the Egyptians were not Arabs. Thats for starters. Second, we have the midrash that the angels were rejoicing at the drowning of the Egyptians in the sea. They were reprimanded by HaShem for rejoicing while his children were drowing. We spill out a few drops of the full cup at seder as to remind us that our joy over redemption cannot be complete at the misfortune of others. We were commanded to treat the Egyptians with kindness since they welcomed us into their land, unlike the nations who refused us passage through their territory. I think I'll stick with our tradition rather than your tribal misinterpretations.

    from the article: The missing Arab issue
    First published 00:00 28.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 28.03.06
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