There Were HOW MANY Plagues?

There were HOW MANY plagues? Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs   It is the certitude and clarity with which the ten plagues are presented in the haggada that makes the section immediately thereafter all the more complicated. R’ Yossi haGlili, R’ Eliezer and R’ Akiva each present a varied understanding of …

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“Dayenu” – A Shiur for Pesach and Yom Ha’atzmaut

“Dayenu” – A Shiur for Pesach and Yom Ha’atzmaut Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Midreshet Lindenbaum faculty How could an observant Jew say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even had God not given us the Torah? And how could a Zionist say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even if God …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Pesach 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Pesach By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – On Seder night, we are commanded to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The Mishna tells us that the retelling should be done in response to questions posed by the children. If they have no questions, we teach them the four questions, which …

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Laughing at Foxes and Gratitude for the Holiday of Redemption

Laughing at Foxes and Gratitude for the Holiday of Redemption by Rabbanit Naama Frankel, Rosh Beit Midrash of Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod  The Maggid is a key part of the Seder, reasserting the importance of recounting the story of the exodus from Egypt to future generations. What story do we tell? How do we pass on the …

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