Passover 2


The seventh day of Passover celebrates the splitting of the Reed Sea. At that time Moses and the people broke out in a song that sings:You'll bring them, you'll plant them, on the mount of Your estate...Our ancestors, explains the Midrash, did not fully understand what they were singing - indeed, God would not bring

Passover 22016-04-28T13:03:09+08:00



Why are some tempted to end the Seder after the meal? The same is true for many Hagada commentators - they have a lot more to say before the meal and much less to say about what comes after the meal. Why? The Seder meal divides the Hagada in two, the first part recounts our


Parashat Metzora


For I am the LORD-I have not changed; and you are the children of Jacob-you have not ceased to be. This haunting verse from ourHaftara is used to point to the eternal nature of the Jewish people - we will live forever. Supported by the ancient Aramaic translation of the verse, Rashi understands it to be talking

Parashat Metzora2016-04-14T23:49:27+08:00

Parashat Tazria, Parshat Hachodesh


Our Haftara discusses Passover and comes from the book of Ezekiel. Because it sometimes contradicts the five books of the Torah, the Rabbis did not want to include this book in the Bible. For example, Shabbat's Haftara instructs us to bring a bull offering on the first day of Passover, but the Torah mentions no

Parashat Tazria, Parshat Hachodesh2016-04-07T20:19:47+08:00

Parashat Shemini, Parshat Parah


Moses called to Aaron and to his sons and to the elders of Israel. And he said to Aaron, "to the Israelites you shall speak, saying, 'Take...offerings to sacrifice before the LORD."Why did Moses not instruct the people directly? From this point onward Aaron was to be the High Priest and in charge of the

Parashat Shemini, Parshat Parah2016-04-01T01:09:26+08:00
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