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Enslavement in Egypt

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Question: During the Passover Seder we read that G‑d told Abraham that his descendents would be in Egypt for four hundred years. But from what I understand, the Israelites were actually in Egypt for little more than two hundred years. Surely G‑d did not e...
What is the significance of the Passover holiday taking place around thetime of the full moon?
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. ...
According to the Talmud, Pharaoh's dreams and the release of Joseph from prison occurred on Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the year. On that day, G‑d determines the fate of the world...
Many have the custom of using both horseradish and romaine lettuce to fulfill the obligation to consume maror (bitter herbs) on Passover night. The sages of the Mishna Pesachim 39a. list five vegetables which may be used for maror. Unfortunately, it is di...
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