passover

“Shabbat Shalom” – Last Day Pesach 5775

Last Day of Pesach Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The Lord will do battle for you and you shall be silent” (Exodus 14:14). The last day of the festival of Passover is dedicated to the splitting of the Reed Sea, one of the most dramatic and cataclysmic events in Biblical history.  The Israelites have left …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Last Day Pesach 5775

Last Day of Pesach Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The Lord will do battle for you and you shall be silent” (Exodus 14:14). The last day of the festival of Passover is dedicated to the splitting of the Reed Sea, one of the most dramatic and cataclysmic events in Biblical history.  The Israelites have left …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Pesach 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated by Noah and Rebecca Nunberg in loving memory of their beloved parents, Simon and Rachel Nunberg, Sam and Sara Citron   First Day of Pesach Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Passover Seder we have just celebrated is an evening dedicated first and foremost to the relationship between …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Pesach 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated by Noah and Rebecca Nunberg in loving memory of their beloved parents, Simon and Rachel Nunberg, Sam and Sara Citron   First Day of Pesach Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Passover Seder we have just celebrated is an evening dedicated first and foremost to the relationship between …

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Shabbat Hagadol 2015 – Rabbi Riskin

Rabbi Riskin speaking

Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha Delivered on Motzei Shabbat Tzav 28 March, 2015 – 9 Nissan 5775 at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue TOPIC: “Who is Really a Jew? Esther the Jew from Birth vs. Ruth the Jew by Choice; Ancient Persia vs. Modern-day Iran; Religious Conversion vs. National Conversion”    

Afikoman- Secret of Faith and Trust

Afikoman– Secret of Faith and Trust Rabbi Shlomo Riskin There is an obligation to eat an olive-size piece (כזית) of matzah twice during the Seder, once when we make the blessing of על אכילת מצה after maggid and a second time after the meal (the afikoman). Which is the more important of the two is …

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Chol Hamoed Pesach — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach Efrat, Israel – While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook. Fascinatingly, alongside Moshe who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major …

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Shabbat Hagadol 2014 – Rabbi Riskin (audio)

Rabbi Riskin speaking

Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha Delivered on Motzei Shabbat Acharei Mot 12 April, 2014 – Nissan 5774 at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue TOPIC: “The Message of Pesach to Israel and the World: ‘Give me Liberty or Give me Death’”  Click here to listen to the streaming audio online   Click here to download the file to …

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