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Meaning of Pesach

Once there was a faimily who lived in a one room house. There was a man and a wife and ten young children. They really loved having guests, no matter how cramped it was. There was always room for everyone. One day there was a stock market boom and they became rich. Once the father became rich he said there wasn't enough room for guests anymore. Then he got richer, and he said there wasn't enough room for his kids. Then he got even richer and started throwing his wife out.

The richer we are, the less room there seems to be. It's not a bad thing to be rich, but it could be worse.

- Told by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach


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