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The Talleli Oros Haggadah, beginning on page 21, lists several connections between the four cups and the four expressions: I. R' Azariah Figo, Binah l'Itim §26: There were four aspects to the enslavement in Mitzraim: והוצאתי – that they made us poor through heavy taxes. Since they were instituted (in Shemos 1:12) למען ענסו בסבלותם, the passuk states that ...


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I found a quote from Yesodot Hachinuch pt. 2 (I don't know how that translates into the English version of the collected writings): "על האם להיות 'חוה' לילדה, דהיינו לדובב אליו ולשוחח עמו, שכן הילדים מטבעם אוהבים לשמוע ולהקשיב, והם שותים בצמא כל מילה של סיפור ושל לימוד. את הצמא הזה חבל לרוות באגדות תפלות חסרות כל ערך חינוכי. לפי דעתנו אין מזון רוחני ...


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You may want to check this reference to vol 3, p.263 on regard chanuka: Teach the jewish chanuka, don't feed the child with fairy tales. It does not beguile childhood and youth with the notions of a world that does not exist, it does noty seek to win their hearts and minds for a life which reality will never afford them.


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I checked the index in volume 9 and found a few places where Rabbi Hirsch denigrated fairytales. All are found in volume 7. Pages 113-114, 329, 376, 383-384. None of the objections, as far as I can tell, are for the reason mentioned in the question, paralleling them to medrashim. He only mentioned Cinderella by name, never the brothers Grimm, but did ...


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A collection of four medrashim can be seen here along with their translations and an explanation. Pirkay DeRabbi Eliezer, ch. 31. ר' יהודה אמר: כיון שהגיע החרב על צוארו, פרחה ויצאה נשמתו של יצחק. כיון שהשמיע קולו מבין שני הכרובים ואמר, "אל תשלח ידך אל הנער," חזרה הנפש לגופו. והתירו ועמד על רגליו. וידע יצחק תחיית המתים מן התורה, שכל המתים עתידין להחיות. ...


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This doesn't fully answer it, as it only mentions two sources rather than a group, and I haven't dug to find exact quotes.. I don't have an exact reference here but some further info, https://www.reddit.com/r/AcademicBiblical/comments/72w5vm/human_sacrifice_in_jewish_and_christian_tradition/ " Probably mentioned in the above book, but that's also the ...


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Shemos Rabba 1:10 אֶת פִּתֹם וְאֶת רַעַמְסֵס, רַב וּשְׁמוּאֵל, חַד אָמַר פִּתֹם שְׁמָהּ, וְלָמָּה נִקְרָא שְׁמָהּ רַעַמְסֵס, שֶׁרִאשׁוֹן רִאשׁוֹן מִתְרוֹסֵס. וְחַד אָמַר רַעַמְסֵס שְׁמָהּ, וְלָמָּה נִקְרָא שְׁמָהּ פִּתֹם, שֶׁרִאשׁוֹן רִאשׁוֹן פִּי תְּהוֹם בּוֹלְעוֹ. Pithom and Ramses: Rav and Shmuel gave different interpretations. One said the real ...


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Tehillim 54 לַמְנַצֵּ֥חַ בִּנְגִינֹ֗ת מַשְׂכִּ֥יל לְדָוִֽד׃ For the leader; with instrumental music. A maskil of David, בְּב֣וֹא הַ֭זִּיפִים וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ לְשָׁא֑וּל הֲלֹ֥א דָ֝וִ֗ד מִסְתַּתֵּ֥ר עִמָּֽנוּ׃ when the Ziphites came and told Saul, “Know, David is in hiding among us.” Tehillim 57 (Thanks, Dr. Shmuel) לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ אַל־...


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This is certainly apparent from the contents of Psalm 57.


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Because the elders preserve Israel and are sought for their wisdom. Rabbi Akiva said: Why is Israel compared to a bird? Just as a bird can only fly with its wings, so Israel can only survive with the help of its elders. [Ex. R. 5:12] Rabbi Yehudah said they are owed respect even after they lose their faculties: Be careful [to respect] an old man who ...


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Keep reading in the Mechilta (in this portion here). It cites this exposition explicitly. ושמרתם את המצות ר' יאשיה אומר, אל תקרא כן, אלא ושמרתם את המצות. ”Guard the Matzos.” R’ Yoshiya says, Don’t read thus, but rather “guard the Mitzvos.” As an aside, this exposition is quoted by Rashi to Shemos 12:17.


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