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Freedom is a Luxury

Posted by on March 28, 2014

On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, we watched a very emotional movie called I Am Slave. The movie is about a girl name Maliya taken from her family in the Nubian mountains and sent to work as a slave for rich families. When Maliya is taken, her father goes out to search for her. A lot of the scenes were very emotional and made you sad because both of her owners were very harsh and whipped her. At the end of the movie, Maliya escapes from her owner and reunites with her family.

This movie is like Passover because she was a slave and becomes free just like the Jews were slaves in Egypt and freed. I think freedom is a luxury that we take for granted. The movie made me realize how lucky we are to be free and have the right of choices in life. I think that this movie gives depth to the bracha “shasani ben chorin”.When you are celebrating Passover, just remember that you need to stop and think about all the things that you are able to do and choose.


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