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Why is this passage, which was said “on the first month” (9:1), recorded after Parshas Bamidbar, which was said “on the first day of the second month” (1:1)?
Question: What was the purpose of each household "keeping" the Paschal lamb for four days, from Nissan 10-14, before it was sacrificed? Answer: Moses instructed the Jewish people about the details of the first Passover offering: "On the tenth of this The ...
Excellent question. We began celebrating the holiday of Passover on the first anniversary of our freedom from Egypt. Actually, in practice we celebrated it even during the actual Exodus, as we were commanded by G‑d to eat the Passover lamb on the night pr...
Assimilated Jews, intermarried Jews, you-name-it type of Jews, all circumcise their sons, and almost all sit down to a Passover seder. Why, what do these two commandments have that the others don’t?
The Passover Offering hints at the uniqueness and unity of the Jewish nation.
The Passover Offering hints at the uniqueness and unity of the Jewish nation.
There is an old myth about an impoverished Jew who visited a rabbi to complain about his desperate circumstances: house full of kids, too much mother-in-law and not enough food or bedding to satisfy any of them. The story goes that the rabbi advised him t...
When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, the Passover offering was brought there on the afternoon of Nissan 14. Today it is commemorated by our recitation of the "Order of the Passover Offering" this afternoon, by the "shankbone" placed on the seder plate...
The Passover Offering was designed to defeat the astrological powers of Egypt
The Passover Offering was designed to defeat the astrological powers of Egypt
Matzah represents the bare necessities of life. The Passover offering represents luxuries whose function is solely to give pleasure. Maror represents a middle ground between these two extremes...
How do you prepare your daily fare—boiled, baked, stewed or grilled? Fervid with desire, or sodden with contentment? Whichever way you ingest your life, on Passover there’s only one dish on the menu.
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