Continued from previous DZ
After bringing the offering to the priest in the Holy Temple the Torah instructs us to tell the priest:
“וְעָנִיתָ וְאָמַרְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲרַמִּי אֹבֵד אָבִי, וַיֵּרֶד מִצְרַיְמָה, וַיָּגָר שָׁם בִּמְתֵי מְעָט; וַיְהִי-שָׁם, לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל עָצוּם וָרָב.”
“And you shall make response before YHVH your God, ‘An Aramean wanted to perish my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.”
We mention these words in the story of Passover to make connection to the Final Redemption. The sages tell us that the Aramean is Laban, who had the plan to control Jacob and the future of the Israelites. Because of God’s protection the Israelites could be saved and be free.