[Avodah] To Atone for All our Sins

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Tue Apr 6 10:59:32 PDT 2021

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:30:05AM -0400, Akiva Miller via Avodah wrote:
> My only guess is that these words serve as a bookend to Maggid's start ("In
> the beginning we were idolators"), but that doesn't help much; is this
> bookend really needed, or even helpful? Any other ideas?

Couldn't the reason simply be poetic -- the list needed to have an even
number of lines to scan correctly?

In any case, seems to be a fitting segue to Rabban Gamliel, and the
glaring implication that if we don't have a qorban Pesach, we aren't
even doing Maggid in its ideal form either.

Tir'u baTov!

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