בס"ד
Jan 23 2018, Shevat 7, 5778
Torah reading: Beshalach

Pesach Tidbits

Ma Nishtanah

The Abarbanel poses the following question: During the Seder the son asks four questions, but where does he ever receive his answer? He explains: The main question that the son is asking is regarding the seeming contradiction on Pesach night. On one hand, we act like a slave by eating Matzah and Maror.  At the same time … Read more

Revealing Hashem

Through eating the portion of matzah during the Seder night, we reveal the essence of HaShem; a level uncontainable, which even the highest levels of spirituality cannot hold or fully grasp. This is hinted to by that fact that the roof was broken when the Jewish people ate the matzah. Through such a revelation, it causes that … Read more

Breaking Boundaries

The Chidushei Harim explains, that on Pesach the Jewish people have the ability to “break the roofs through the Hallel of the seder.” Even when it seems that due to their sins, it is impossible to break the boundaries separating them and The Holy One, Blessed Be He, they can reconnect with their Father in heaven. … Read more

The Hallel

The Talmud says the following curious statment; “The Korban Pesach was only a kzaayis but from the hallel that was recited over it, roofs were broken.”(פסחים פה,ב) The Maharsha explains this to mean that although in the eating of the sacrifice people varied on their intent and that though some ate the Korban Pesach with intense devotion, others … Read more

Serving Nature

The Egyptian culture was such that they worshiped nature. The strength of nature reaches its fullest and blooms in the Spring season. This is why HaShem chose to take us out of Egypt during this season; in order to show us that nature has no power, in and of itself, and is merely HaShem’stool in … Read more

Do not hold it back

The month of Nisan and the holiday of Pesach especially, are opportune times for the coming of Moshiach. A person must make sure that his actions do not hold back the redemption that is awaited at this time. (Beis Aharon)

Everything with a “Seder”

The Maharil writes that every person must be filled with fear in fulfilling all that the Sages have established for the Seder and all they have put into the Haggada. Even if something may seem to be unimportant, one should realize that every detail has meaning. The Shelah writes, “All the mitzvos of the Seder … Read more