Monday, April 21, 2008

A Multitude of Jews


The Haggadah reports that we descended to Egypt במתי מעט, as a small nation, but that HaShem has now made us many, like the stars of the heavens. But are we really so numerous?

The Chida explained that we view the Jewish nation not as a single generation, but rather as a composite of its entirety, across the generations. We have been promised that we will last eternally, and so we count our future descendants as well.

Have a great day,

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