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Being Paradox (Splitting the Sea)

“And the Israelites walked on the dry land within the sea, and the water was a wall for them, to their right and to their left.”—Exodus 14:29

Always be leaving the slavery of Egypt. Never say, “I am this.”

If you catch yourself fitting into a definition, contradict it. If you have found your comfort zone, go beyond it....

Essentials of the Jewish Religion
The Commandment to Eat Matzot
Hillel would say: Be of the disciples of Aaron--a lover of peace, a pursuer of peace, one who loves the creatures and draws them close to Torah
– Ethics of the Fathers 1:12
Pharaoh Corners Jews at Red Sea (1313 BCE)
Pharaoh's pursuit of the Jews (see Jewish History for the 18th of Nissan) ended on this day, on the... Read More »
Passing of R. Hai Gaon (1038)
R. Hai Gaon was the last of the Geonim, the brilliant Talmudic scholars who headed the great schools... Read More »
Click here for a summary of the Passover Torah... Read More »
Of the eight days of Passover, the first two and the last two are "yom tov" (festival days). The... Read More »
When Shabbat occurs immediately following a festival -- as it does this year -- an "eruv tavshilin"... Read More »
Tomorrow is the sixth day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at... Read More »
It is customary to remain awake on the eve of the Seventh of Passover (i.e., tonight) and spend the... Read More »
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