B’chol Dor Va’Dor -- In Every Generation
In every generation it is every person’s duty to regard him/herself as though he/she personally had come out of Egypt, as it is written: “You shall tell your son on that day: This is on account of what the L-rd did for me when I came out of Egypt.” It was not only our ancestors whom the Holy One redeemed from slavery; we, too, were redeemed with them, as it is written: “He took us out from there so that He might take us to the land which He had sworn to our ancestors.”
***POINTS TO PONDER*** Beyond the Feeling Essential to the Passover experience is the understanding that one should feel that the miracles that G-d performed for our ancestors were for us as well. Passover is our opportunity to feel personal redemption. Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (Rambam/ Maimonides - 1135 - 1204 C.E., Spain) stated that a person must make him/herself appear as if he/she is currently leaving the oppression in Egypt. As a result, some families have the custom of putting matzah on their shoulders and walking around the table.
Your Thoughts: This is an excellent place in the Seder to take a moment and reflect upon moments when you, personally, felt G-d’s hand influencing your life: