"We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt," translated from the Passover Haggadah. Linor Kuighadoush

What is freedom?
According to the *dictionary, the word freedom translates to, “The state of being free rather than in confinement or under physical restraint.”

Being free
According to that
Means being able to do whatever you want
Whenever you want it
But when is that really free?

Imagine coffee
Raw coffee grounds
Bitter to the taste alone
By itself
Coffee grounds are terrible
Harsh taste in your mouth
But then
You add sugar
And hot water
This coffee is not bitter anymore
A little addition
Which changes the substance completely

We as people
When we are alone
With no help
Like the sugar and hot water
We are bitter
We are bland
But when you add the little teaching,
The sugar and water,
We can truly be better

When we were in Egypt
We were slaves
The lowest of the low
And then
We were freed

But then
We were enslaved by God
We accepted the Torah
But this was not a true enslavement
God was adding the sugar and water
To our lives
He added his helping hand
Guiding us
And protecting us
Teaching us how to be

God brought us out of Egypt
And then we were freed
Freed forever
Then, now and for eternity
Free from the physical work
Free from the backbreaking labor
And free from being alone
We have a guiding hand now
Forever
And always

* Source: dictionary.com