Pesach celebrates a seminal event in Jewish history – the freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt 3,300 years ago. This two-part series on Pesach will explore the key themes of the festival: slavery, miracles, freedom, Jewish nationhood, Divine Providence, and the lessons we can learn from them. In this first class on Pesach, we will discuss the necessity for the 210-year servitude in Egypt and why the Jews were freed from Egypt amidst a series of ten miracles, culminating in the splitting of the Reed Sea. This class also presents archeological evidence supporting the events of the Exodus. The second class on Pesach will focus on Jewish nationhood, freedom, Divine Providence, and the inspiration we can gain from the festival.