Egypt in Messianic Times

There is a difference of opinion between רבי אלעזר בן עזריה and the חכמים as to whether or not we will mention יציאת מצרים at the time of Mashiach.

This argument is based on a Pasuk in the book of ירמיהו where he says that in the future we will praise Hashem for having taken us from the north and redeeming us, and Egypt will no longer be mentioned.

The חכמים felt that we would continue to mention Egypt even though the miracles when Mashiach will make the miracles in Egypt look insignificant. While רבי אלעזר בן עזריה said that we are to take Jeremiah’s prophecy literally and we need not mention Egypt in the future.

Some say that the miracles we have witnessed over the past seventy years already surpass the miracles of Egypt. We only need to open our eyes to marvel at Hashem’s kindness in that so much has been accomplished in such a short time.