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The mystical dimension of the Exodus process
A deeper understanding of why we have three matzos on the Seder plate and drink four cups of wine. Discover how the spiritual dimensions of the Exodus reflect the difference between men and women in light of Chassidus. (Based on Lukutei Sichos vol. 26, Pa...
The Talmud on the Pesach Seder, Lesson 3
This Talmud class traces the roots of the four cups through a tangled vine of sacred Torah traditions. Discover why this grape-based alcoholic drink is such an important component of the Passover Seder for both men and woman alike, as we shed new light on...
Short insights to make your Passover experience more meaningful
The Passover Seder
The Four Cups of the Passover Seder as they correspond to the "four sons" (the wise one, the wicked one, the simple one, the one who does not know how to ask) as well as the four matriarchs (Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah.) Part 1 of this class addresses th...
For some of the classic answers to this question, see Why four cups of wine by the seder? and What is the significance of the four cups of wine? Allow me, however, to share an interesting idea I just came across in the Marcus Lehmann Haggadah. (Rabbi Dr. ...
Wine is considered a royal drink, one that symbolizes freedom. It is the appropriate beverage for the nights when we celebrate our freedom from Egyptian bondage. Many reasons are given for drinking four cups of wine. Here are some of them: When promising ...
G‑d uses four expressions of redemption in describing our Exodus from Egypt and our birth as a nation: Exodus 6:6-7. 1. "I will take you out…" 2. "I will save you…" 3. "I will redeem you…" 4. "I will take you as a nation…" Our sages instituted that we sho...
This class presents the mystical significance of the three matzot and the four cups of wine used at the Pesach Seder.
Question: The women at my Seder would like a representation of the importance of Miriam during the Exodus. Is a Miriam's Cup allowed? Answer: As with any "new" custom, there is always the fear of what is behind the custom; who began it and what was their ...
There are multiple reasons and meanings behind the age-old tradition of pouring Elijah a cup of wine and opening the door. Here are some of them.
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