Category Archives: Pesach

SEIZE THE MOMENT


We recite in the Haggadah: The wicked one, what does he say? “What is this service to you?!” He says ‘to you’, but not to him! By thus excluding himself from the community he has denied that which is fundamental. … Continue reading

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Four and Fifteen


There are two numbers that play a significant role by the Pesach Seder. One number is four, and the other is fifteen. Regarding four, there are four cups of wine, four terms of redemption, the four Matriarchs, four sons mentioned … Continue reading

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Shabbos HaGadol IV


The Shabbos that precedes Pesach is referred to as Shabbos HaGadol. The word gadol is similar to the word gedil, which means attached or intertwined. The Maharal (Gevuros HaShem 60) writes that many aspects of the Korban Pesach denote unity, … Continue reading

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Shabbos HaGadol III


The Tur (O.C. 430) writes that the reason why the Shabbos prior to Pesach is referred to as Shabbos HaGadol is because of the great miracle that occurred to the Jewish People in Egypt. The Sar Shalom from Belz asks, … Continue reading

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Shabbos HaGadol II


This week is Shabbos HaGadol, literally translated as the Great Shabbos. The standard explanation for this term is that the Jewish People, prior to the Exodus from Egypt, tied the sheep that they were going to slaughter for the Korban … Continue reading

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Shabbos HaGadol


The Tur (O.C. 430) writes that the reason that the Shabbos that precedes Pesach is referred to as Shabbos HaGadol is because of the miracle that occurred to the Jewish People. The year that the Jewish People left Egypt, the … Continue reading

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Pesach: Festival of Freedom


Pesach is a time of freedom. What does freedom mean? The Mishnah in Avos teaches us that the true free person is one who toils in Torah study. If this is the case, why do we celebrate Pesach as a … Continue reading

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