Passover celebrates a historic event - the freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt 3,323 years ago. The Torah recounts how God intervened in history, punished the Egyptian slave-masters and took His people - known then as the Hebrews or the Children of Israel - out of Egypt with miracles and wonders. The term Exodus denotes the specific departure of the Hebrews from Egypt. At this time, God created the physical entity known as the Jewish people and paved the way for their transformation into a spiritual entity when they later received the Torah at Mount Sinai. For all of this, we celebrate Passover, give thanks to God, and contemplate the ideas of freedom, Divine intervention and Jewish nationhood.