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Passover

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Editor's Note: Shout!

Dear Friend,

Sometimes we just need help from Above.

When a person is trapped in quicksand his every instinct is to move. But every effort to get himself out only drags him down deeper. He can be freed only when he cries out for help and is willing to take the hand that will free him.

On Passover night we will sit at the seder table with our children, just as we sat with our parents, and just as they sat with theirs, a chain of collective consciousness and memory that stretches back thousands of years. We will remember and retell that once, in Egypt, in slavery and bondage, we cried out from the depths of our beings, and it was then, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm that G‑d, and G‑d alone, took us out. And this year, as every year, with great feasting and joy we will celebrate the certainty that we will do our part and He will take us out again, once and for all.

Wishing you a happy and healthy Passover,

Yaakov Ort

On behalf of the Chabad.org Editorial Team
P.S. In these final days before Passover, we’ve got you covered. You can sell your chametz, sign up for a seder, download a Haggadah, buy shmurah matzah, and find so much more at our Passover megasite.

Passover Toolkit
Sell Your Chametz Online
Any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. Use this online form to quickly delegate a rabbi to sell your chametz for you.
Order Shmurah Matzah
The Rolls-Royce of matzah is the traditional handmade variety, recommended for Seder use. Order your matzah today! Spelt and whole wheat matzah available too.
Find a Local Passover Seder
Get the full journey in a community setting with a rabbi at the helm—find a Seder near you . . .
Use the Mah Nishtanah Trainer
Learn to ask the Four Questions with this interactive tool
Explore Our Passover Megasite
Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover. (But bring your own wine.)
Other Stuff
10 Diverse Foods that Say "Passover"
Over the years, diverse Jewish communities have developed their own Passover cuisines. Here is our list of favorites.
Question
Was Matzah Always Hard and Thin?

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?
Passover Essays
Aha, I Found the Cheerio!

Lessons from a wayward piece of cereal
Who Can Say, "I Am Religious?"

Drawing a very contemporary lesson from the ancient rituals that surrounded the Paschal lamb of old.
11 Nissan
My Moment with the Rebbe

I wished I could have the chance to kiss the Torah. It was impossible. I was just too far. I clumsily stretched out my arm. Suddenly, the Rebbe stopped.
When the Music Stops and the Lights Go Out

I just can't seem to propel myself forward without the music fueling me.
What Is a Maamar?

When a maamar is spoken, something new and vital has entered the world. How are we to approach the maamar? How much of it are we capable of understanding? How is it meant to change us, and our world?
Women
How a Puny Jewish Girl Stopped a Gang War

I heard angry shouts, banging and desperate cries.
Lifestyle
Craft: Splitting the Sea

For the Kids
Complete Your Passover Mission
Take the Freedom Challenge and Win Awesome Prizes!
Such is the liar's fate: even when he speaks the truth he is not believed
— Avot d'Rabbi Nathan
Print Magazine

We are not Jews by choice. We are not circumcised by choice—they do it to us before we can be asked. Neither did anyone ask us if we would like to be obligated in all these mitzvahs—not since Mount Sinai. Even the one who joins us does so because something propels him from inside.

If we were Jews because our minds and...

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