The Rav said in the shiur that at least two million Jews came out of Mitzrayim. Doesn’t the Torah say that the number was 600,000?
The Torah mentions 600,000 men between the ages of twenty and sixty: כל יוצאי צבא – All those who were of military age, that’s all. But if you were twenty years old, probably you have a father and a mother who brought you into this world. So therefore, every twenty year old person had parents. And there were grandparents too; some of them were older than sixty. Then of course, you cannot have any men unless there are women in this world. So the 600,000 had also wives and therefore there were wives and mothers and grandmothers and sisters and daughters. There were were older men and younger boys too. So altogether if you have 600,000 men between twenty and sixty, so you had at least two million people.
TAPE # 402
The Rav said that in Egypt on Pesach night we were commanded to bar our doors — to keep them locked shut. Then why is it that we specifically let our doors be open on seder nights?
We don’t. On seder night we only open our doors to let in Eliyahu Hanavi – it’s only a symbol. Our doors our closed on seder night and make sure they’re barred too! See to it that your doors should have good locks on them. We open the doors only as a symbol that the time will come when the doors will open for the Am Yisroel to return home: פתחו שערים ויבוא גוי צדיק שומר אמונים. But right now, it’s only a symbol. Open it for a little bit, but don’t do it too long.
TAPE # 309