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Shabbat HaGadol

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Shabbat HaGadol: (lit. “the Great Sabbath”); the Shabbat preceding Passover
All about Shabbat Hagadol, the "great" Shabbat that directly precedes Passover. Rabbi Ki-Tov explains its history and customs.
Dear Readers, As a parent, it’s your greatest moment of triumph. You’ve momentarily left the playroom. Your son begins to taunt his older sister. You’re about to rush in as referee to prevent the impending battle, when you pleasantly discover that your da...
In all other such miracles, our enemies were killed by G-d; here, our enemies killed each other.
The Shabbat before Pesach is called "Shabbat Hagadol" (the "Great Shabbat") for a number of reasons: 1) The primary event commemorated on this Shabbat is a great miracle which occurred on this day, several days before the Exodus. The Jewish people were co...
An in depth look at the weekly Parsha based on the talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
At first the young man was impressed with the young lady’s character, but was repelled by the shape of her nose. Then he learned to ignore it. Now he loves it . . .
The approaching festival of Passover makes us confront issues concerning good battling against evil, escape from enslavement by enemies, the triumph of light over darkness. There are such battles on a national level, and they also exist within a person in...
The Shabbat before Passover commemorates the day the Jews tied a sheep – an Egyptian God – to their bedposts to be used as a sacrifice. This event occurred on the 10th of Nissan so why is it commemorated specifically on the day of Shabbat?
1313 BCE
On the Shabbat before the Exodus--Nissan 10th on that year--the first-born of Egypt, who occupied the senior positions in the priesthood and government, fought a bloody battle with Pharaoh's troops, in an effort to secure the release of the Israelites and...
When Sages Speak In the first section dealing with the laws of Pesach,Shulchan Aruch HaRav 429:1. the Alter Rebbe writes: It has become customary in these latter generations for the [local Rabbinic] sage to expound upon the laws of Pesach on the preceding...
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