Carrying Egypt Within

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Carrying Egypt Within: The Curse of Bondage

By Ariella Bracha Waldinger

We carry Egypt within us through the doubts we feel,

 Or by denying our greatness as Jews is real,

Or not believing that a spiritual life has true appeal,

Or forgetting that Shabbat is our covenantal seal!

 

We carry Egypt within us when we shove our Jewish values aside,

Or don’t feel our Jewish Pride,

Or Stay in Exile and hide,

Or refuse to take our Country’s side.

 

We carry Egypt within us when we forget our Jewish reason for being,

Don’t understand the things we are seeing,

Or strive for a life that isn’t spiritually freeing.

 

We carry Egypt within when we disconnect from our nation,

Don’t honor the rituals of Jewish celebration,

Or live our lives in spiritual stagnation.

 

But when we remove Egypt from our midst,

We can dance with our soul,

Become more whole,

Play our true role.

 

We can claim our Torah crown,

Become more renown,

Beat the enemy down,

And stop wearing a frown.

 

We can glitter like a star,

As we learn who we really are,

 

Give G-d True Glory,

By remembering the message of the Passover Story

Don’t carry Egypt within,

Cause you will never win.

 STEP OUT OF DARKNESS AND COME INTO THE LIGHT THROUGH THE TEACHINGS OF THE HOLY SEDER ON PASSOVER NIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

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