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Passover Offering, The

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A commentary on the haftarah of the first day of Passover
Most of the time, the haftarah is connected to the Torah reading. At other times, it is connected to the time of year. Both happen in this haftarah.
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...
Is there a real reason we are still missing this vital part of the Passover celebration?
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.
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...
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 ...
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?
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.
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