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Festival of Matzot

“Because of This” God Took Us Out of Egypt?

Traditional commentators debate the intent of the cryptic phrase בַּעֲבוּר זֶה in Exodus 13:8, generally translated “because of this.” But perhaps none of the standard interpretations is correct, and the answer lies in a passage from the book of Joshua and a well-known midrash from the Passover Haggadah.

Harvey N. Bock

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Integrating the Exodus Story into the Festivals

The exodus story, which is presented as the basis for many of the Torah’s rituals, is a secondary insertion in many of these contexts.

Dr. Rabbi

David Frankel

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Passover and the Festival of Matzot: Synthesizing Two Holidays

Prof.

Michael L. Satlow

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