Tag Archives: Passover

Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–The Journey from Passover to Shavuot

Many people use the time from the Second Night of Passover to Shavuot—Sefirat HaOmer as a time for personal reflection and refinement. After all, the Midrash tells us that B’nai Yisrael was at the lowest level of spiritual degradation in … Continue reading

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Shabbat HaGadol 5777– Plan Your Journey Well

This is Shabbat HaGadol. What I like best is not why we call it Shabbat HaGadol, but what tradition asks us to do on it. The Pesach Seder is so important on so many levels that we make sure that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Vayikra 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–From Freedom to Slavery?

Last week we noted that the very first mitzvah given to us as “free” people would be to take control of our time. Prior to freedom, the slaves lived according to their masters’ calendar. Now that the Israelites would be … Continue reading

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Shabbat HaChodesh: Parshiyot Vayakhel & Pekudei 5777–Shabbat Torah Study–Happy New Year!

This is Shabbat Mevarchim (the Sabbath of blessing) for Chodesh Nissan (the month of Nissan) and Shabbat “Chazak” (for what we say) as we conclude the reading of the Book of Exodus. It is also Shabbat HaChodesh. To translate, that … Continue reading

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Shabbat Ki Tisa 5777 Parashat Parah–This Is Not Bull

Passover is fast approaching. The first Seder night is Monday, April 10th. The are 4 special readings of the sacred scroll the lead us into preparations for Passover and this coming Shabbat is the 3rd. It is Parshat Parah. In … Continue reading

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Shabbat Pesach 5776–The Fifth Child–Who Is Missing from the Seder?

I read recently that though there are many examples of the “famous fours” during the Seder (4 questions, 4 cups of wine, 4 expressions of redemption and, of course, the 4 children), the reality is that they are supposed to … Continue reading

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Shabbat HaGadol 5776–Parshat Metzorah–Shabbat Torah Study–Plan Your Journey Well

This is Shabbat HaGadol. What I like best is not why we call it Shabbat HaGadol, but what tradition asks us to do on it. The Pesach Seder is so important on so many levels that we make sure that … Continue reading

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