30 Days of Liberation: Day 17 – Sweet Beginnings and Bitter Endings

The Talmud teaches that the bitter vegetable we eat at the Seder resembles the Egyptians. Just as the marror tastes delicate and then coarse, the Egyptians turned from gentle to brutal. They first hired the Israelites for pay, enslaving them later, once they were dependent on their employers. We often volunteer for things that end up enslaving us physically, spiritually, emotionally. It is crucial to consider the future when making present decisions; what seems like a choice of freedom in one moment can lead to a life of subjugation. But also know: if we enter our enslavements voluntarily, we can also choose to exit them.

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