-"....May the Merciful One support uswith honor"

"But also I will bring judgment against the nation who makes them slaves; and they willthen leave with great wealth." (B'rayshis l5:l4) This verse comes to teach us that Egypt will be destroyed for making the Jewish people slaves. By using the expression "butalso", the Torah explains that the four kingdoms where we were exiled, will be destroyed along with Egypt. These were: 1)Bovel (Babylonia) 2) Poras (Persia) 3) Yovon (Greece) 4) Edohm(Rome). [Rashi, Sifsay Chachomim] The Gur Aryay adds, that Hashemhas the power to take care of our needs without any effort atall, on our parts.

5) "Horachamon hu yishbohrulaynu may-al tzavoraynu v'hu yohlichaynu kohmamiyusl'artzaynu" - (May the Merciful One break our yoke from ourneck and lead us standing straight to our land.)

"I am Hashem, your G-d, who brought you out of Egypt, where you were slaves. I have broken the bars of your yoke, and led you out with your heads held high." (VaYikro 26:l3) "I deserve that you should put your trust in Me, since I am able to do all these things. I tookyou out of the land of Egypt and made great miracles for you." (Rashi) First, we become free and then we walk standing straight. (Payrush Yohnoton)

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