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

    Unclogging, continued

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

    THE BLESSING OF A SKINNED KNEE

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

    THE BLESSING OF A SKINNED KNEE

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

    Brad Hirschfield: Passover 2010: Liberation Is Why Pesach Matters

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

    Passover 2010: Liberation Is Why Pesach Matters

  • 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.”

    Oh Freedom

  • 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.

    Nachshon Obama

  • 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.

    Arlene Goldbard » 2008 » April

  • 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.

    Sharon Brous: Defying Despair: Why I Believe

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

    Archive 2007-03-01

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