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We Were Slaves in Egypt . . .

The Haggadah in Depth, Part 1

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We Were Slaves in Egypt...: The Haggadah in Depth, Part 1

Understanding the answer to the Four Questions. If G-d would not have taken us out, would we really still be slaves in Egypt? This class begins from right after the child asks the Four Questions, and covers the paragraph “Avadim Hayinu” (We were slaves in Egypt).
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Yohanon USA July 16, 2020

Actually, there are FOUR (4!) "new years" in Judaism.
First of Nissan (fRedemption from Egypt) Pesach follows 14 days later.
Rosh HaShanna (New Year of years) 1 Tishrei
Trees (15 {Tu b'} Shavat)
Tithing (1 Elul) Reply

Anonymous April 14, 2014

I believe the Jewish calendar as two different cycles, the cycle of months and the cycle of years. The year starts on rosh hashanah. However, the first month is nissan. Pesach, which falls in nissan, is not known as the "new years" because nissan is the first month but not the first day of the year in the yearly cycle, only in the monthly cycle. Additionaly, Pesach falls on the 14th of Nissan, not the 1st. Reply

Janet Crowl April 11, 2014

I have the same question as Jeff. This has confused me, too, but never had the courage to ask. Looking forward to the answer. Reply

Jeff Chase Long Island April 2, 2014

1st month not "new year's? Since the month of that holds Pesach in it's tender grasp is also to be the 1st of months why is it not known as "new year's" while rosh hashana is all the way on the other side of the year? I've only read "the day of rememberence" or the turning of the year. Can someone, please, shed some light for this poor, ignorant Jew? Thank you and HaShem. Reply

Anonymous March 18, 2013

Names for G-d I couldn't make out all the names for G-d he listed. Reply

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