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Passover: (a) The seven-day festival (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Nissan, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt; (b) the sacrifice offered on the eve of that holiday during Temple times.
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?
Question: I’m confused. Was the Passover offering that we used to eat a lamb or a kid goat? Answer: It could be either. The Hebrew term used in the Torah is seh, and, as Rashi comments, this can mean either a lamb or a kid goat. The verse actually continu...
How an everyday dough boy gets to be a mystical matzah man
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...
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.
So, they happened to eat matzah because they were in a rush. So what? I thought that Passover is about freedom, not food!
G-d was personally involved in freeing the Jewish people from Egypt
In the portion of Bo, we read about the korban Pesach, the Paschal sacrifice, which was a yearling male lamb or goat. The korban Pesach in Egypt differed from the sacrifices brought in subsequent years, in that it had to be brought into the home four days...
Though hailing from a 500-year line of rabbis and religious thinkers, trained in traditional Lithuanian yeshivahs and with a Ph.D. in philosophy, he provided almost no systematic grounding in Judaism to his own children.
Just imagine: Each morning when they woke up they were forced to look at their ex-deity—and then look themselves in the eye and ask whether or not they were ready to make this huge transition....
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