Pesach

Taking Ownership: Empowering Secular Israelis to Reclaim and Cherish Jewish Heritage During the Hebrew month of Iyar, tens of thousands of Israelis participated in Yachad activities designed to foster a sense of togetherness, strengthen Jewish connections and empower people to take responsibility for their own Jewish life. In Israel, the Hebrew month of Iyar is …

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A Night to Remember: Yachad Makes Pesach Meaningful for Thousands of Israelis “Diaspora Jews who are not religious are generally much more connected to Jewish tradition and to a Jewish community than secular Jews in Israel are,” laments Alita Mor, a secular Israeli resident of Tel Aviv’s tony Ramat Aviv neighborhood. In a bid to …

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Shabbat Shalom: Last Days of Pesach By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “…God made the people take a roundabout path, by way of the desert…” (Exodus 13:18) Having observed the Passover Seder just one week ago, we would do well to reflect back on that experience now in order to glean new insights for …

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From Matza to Chametz: The Redemptive Journey of Pesach to Shavuot Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Times are turbulent – war in Ukraine, riots in Jerusalem; a sense of anarchy in the economy and uncertainty with the stability of our government in Israel. It is a holiday …

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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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The Blessing for Eating Chametz on Pesach Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone On Pesach in Bergen-Belsen, Rabbi Aaron Issachar-Bernard Davids, who was Chief Rabbi of Rotterdam, Holland before the war, instructed his fellow prisoners to eat chametz; a decision he made due to the Jewish principle of …

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Shabbat Shalom: Pesach – First Days By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –The Festival of Passover is called by our sages “the time of our freedom” the celebration of our exodus from Egypt. It is also Biblically known as the “Festival of Matzot”, the Holiday of Unleavened Bread. The flat, rather tasteless dough that was …

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Passover 2022: Finding redemption in the face of terror – opinion The Talmud teaches that Nisan is the month of redemption for everyone just as it was for the Jews in Egypt in Exodus by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | April 8, 2022  The Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 10b) teaches that the month of Nisan is not …

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