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  • One meaning of Mitzrayim, the Hebrew word for Egypt, is “narrow places” or “straits.”

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  • Mitzrayim, the Hebrew word for Egypt, means “straits,” “narrow place,” or “blockages.”


  • The Hebrew word for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which translates as "tight spot".

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  • On Passover, we are asked to retell the story of liberation as if we had ourselves escaped from Mitzrayim, the Hebrew word for Egypt, which is very near to the word for “straits” or “narrow places.”

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  • A story in which the people who were forced to dwell in the narrowness of Mitzrayim, Egypt, come to embody the expansiveness of human potential.

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  • This holiday, halfway into the Hebrew calendar year, invites us to consider the story of the exodus from slavery—from Mitzrayim which means Egypt and also straits or narrow, constricting places—as if it had happened to us, as if it were happening right now.

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  • I wish I were back in my little house in Mitzrayim, eating celery and cucumber sandwiches, the teapot just beginning to boil.

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  • That’s why, in the week after Pesach, no matter what we do in our day jobs, we are called to get out of that Mitzrayim, that narrow place where somehow this isn’t our problem.

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  • My miracle is that when I escaped from my personal Mitzrayim, not knowing what awaited me, I stepped into a world much bigger, more exciting, more painful, more fulfilling, more demanding, and far more beautiful than I had ever dreamed.

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  • No. I think the mystics say that we have to come out of Mitzrayim, out of this constriction, every day of our lives.

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