Small things are very important.

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Freedom from Egypt, which is the basis of the festivity of Pesach, is linked to the korban Pesach, the lamb offering. The lamb was sacrificed, and then eaten, in every family, as written in the Torah verse of the Parashat Hachodesh.
The exodus from Egypt was not only the liberation of a grat number of individuals, but the liberation of a people. It began with the divine declaration: “I saw the suffering of my people” (Exodus 3, 7) which was followed by the request: “Let my people leave” (Exodus 5,1) and the command given to Moshe: “Let my people go out, the sons of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3,10).
Consequently, the Korban Pesach should stress the national theme, the idea of collectivity and community, but it wasn’t so.
It is true that the whole congregation of Israel received the order to offer, together, the sacrifice, but the instructions said that every house should have its own lamb; every jew was individually chosen and counted so that he could participate in the consumption of Korban Pesach and every person should stay in his house, or company, while the Pesach sacrifice was consumed (Exodus 13:3, 12,47).

The Korban Pesach teaches us that even a community project must begin with the individual, the family and the environment that surrounds it. Furthermore, it is not the general things and the big resolutions that should attract our attention, but the small duties of everyday life. Only in this way, the liberation of the individual and the liberation of the community, will be achieved.

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