Jewish Holiday

The Focus of the Seder Night By Rabbi Johnny Solomon, Teacher at Midreshet Lindenbaum While we know that there is a mitzvah to talk about the Exodus on Seder night, a closer look at the Haggadah and other Rabbinic teachings suggests that there is less clarity than necessarily meets the eye about what, precisely, this entails. True, …

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10 short suggestions to add excitement to your seder! By Rabbanit Rivky Krestt, Senior lecturer at Midreshet Lindenbaum Decorate the table with pyramids and people leaving with Egypt. Make origami frogs that you can actually make jump. (https://origami.me/jumping-frog/ for instructions) Buy a new Haggadah each year to use at the seder. A new book leads …

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Karpas and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat By Rav David Brofsky, Senior lecturer at Midreshet Lindenbaum The eating and dipping of the karpas, found at the beginning of the seder, raises many questions (which may be the point!). The gemara (pesachim 114) implies that the carpas is meant to stimulate the children to ask questions. It …

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