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He could have just zapped them, and yet He sends them....frogs?!
I love Pesach. I hate Pesach cleaning.
There are multiple reasons and meanings behind the age-old tradition of pouring Elijah a cup of wine and opening the door. Here are some of them.
But first another question: Why were these particular chapters of Psalms (113–118) chosen to express praise and our gratitude to G‑d?
Isn’t there a point in time when we realize that Moshiach isn’t coming? Haven’t we learned our lesson by now?
I don’t get the whole prohibition of kitniyot. I can’t eat rice or peas because they may be mistaken for chametz, yet my local supermarket is selling kosher-for-Passover cakes!
The history of crunchy matzah
I’ve heard people say that matzah used to be soft. Is this true? And if it is, can I use pita for my matzah?
It’s something we do every year, and it forms a big part of the family Seder tradition. But why do we do it?
The Bible states that Passover is on the 14th of Nissan, yet the Jewish calendar shows Passover starting the following night!
Is there a real reason we are still missing this vital part of the Passover celebration?
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I’m having lots of guests from very different backgrounds over for the Seder, and I don’t want people to have to stay out too late.
The short and simple answer is that another name for matzah is lechem oni—“poor man's bread” or “bread of poverty.”
Whether or not such wheat will ever be developed, your question is a fascinating one!
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