Pesach

  1. The Sefira Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Chapter 1 Sfiras HaOmer – Preparing the World for Torah Beginning with the second night of Pesach we count forty-nine days until Shavuos. This Torah commandment is known as the mitzvah of Sfiras HaOmer. We will begin our discussion with ...
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  2. The Pesach Reader 5780

    Click here to download single sided version Click here to download the double sided version (for double sided printing) Author’s Introduction As I am writing this, I cannot help but draw a parallel between our situation today and the very first night of Pesach in our history.  Like the Jews back then who had to stay confined within ...
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  3. Pesach – Freedom for All

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  4. First Day of Pesach vs the 7th Day – Going from Separation to Integration

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  5. Nirtzah: Chad Gadya – The Destiny Codes

    Click here to download PDF What is Nirtzah about? The final phase of the Seder is called “Nirtzah” and it’s a very difficult phase to understand. The Seder per se has finished with the mitzvah of Hallel and we already officially closed the Seder with “Chasal Sidur Pesach”. Then comes another phase called “Nirtzah”- desired. The meforshim ...
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  6. Parsha sheet: Shabbos HaGadol – What’s So “Big” about Shabbos HaGadol

    Click here to download PDF What Happened? Shabbos HaGadol could be translated literally as “The Big Shabbos.” What’s so BIG about Shabbos HaGadol? The Tur tells us that Shabbos HaGadol commemorates how on the tenth of Nissan the Jews in Egypt had a one time commandment of designating a lamb in preparation for the first korban Pesach. ...
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  7. The Jewish people – Authorized story Tellers

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  8. Yetzias Mitzrayim – Passing over Protocol

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  9. Shabbos HaGadol Drasha 5777

    Inquiries in the Mitzva of Tashbisu: Can you fulfill the mitzva by: Lacing chometz with tasteless orderless arsenic, or putting it in secure capsule and launching it into outer space, or putting it in a particle accelerator and transforming it into a non chometz substance. (Reviewed and Recorded motzei Shabbos) If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such ...
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  10. Pesach – Jewish Spiritual Supremacy

    3 vorts on hagada with a common theme: If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  11. Shabbos and Pasach – the elements of a story

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  12. Vayikra-Nissan: Internalizing the Light

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  13. Pesach: Breaking out of the bread box

    Dedicated to the Refuah and Yeshuah of Esther Tzivia bas Bracha Beatrice btoch shaar cholei Yisroel If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  14. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim – What’s The Story

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA  If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  15. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – The DAAS factor

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA  If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.    
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  16. Ki Sisa/Parsha Para – The Post Purim Cleanup

    THE ZECHUS OF THIS SHIUR ARE DEDICATED TO THE HATZLACHA OF YOCHANAN MEIR BEN SHULAMIS AND LEAH BAS MIREL MALKA If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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  17. Vayahkhel/Shkalim – Where Concept Impacts Action

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  18. Pesach, Matzah and Maror – Three Aspects of the Geulah (Version 2)

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  19. Metzorah/Parshas HaGodol – Restoring the Power of Speech

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  20. Bo – Passover; Covering the Eye of Earth

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  21. First Day of Pesach vs. the Seventh Day

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  22. Why Count?

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  23. Shabbos HaGodol: What’s So Big?

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  24. Liberating Through Eating

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  25. Pesach, Matzah, and Maror: Three Aspects of the Geulah

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  26. Chometz to Matza – Breaking the Time Barrier

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  27. Krias Yam Suf: Opening a Portal Between Dimensions

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  28. The Journey to Yam Suf as a Metaphor for the Journey of Life

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  29. Question of the Tam

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  30. Saving the Wicked Son

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  31. Answers to Sons in Chumash vs. Answers in the Haggada

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  32. Chacham vs. Rasha

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  33. Kneged Arba Banim: The Four Factor

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  34. Like 70 Years Old

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  35. Afilu Kulanu Chachamim….

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  36. Avadim Hayinu: Yad Chazaka vs. Zeroa Netuya

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  37. Baruch HaMakom

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  38. Mah Nishtana: The Power of a Question

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  39. Understanding Yachatz: Secrets of Matzah

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  40. Secrets of Karpas

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  41. Seder Night: What’s So Orderly?

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  42. Breaking the Matzah

    Our minhag is to break the matza before maggid (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 473:6).  The Rambam(Hilchos Chametz u’Matza 8:6), however, puts it right before ha’motzi, after netilas yadayim. The basis for this difference of opinion is the Gemara in Maseches Pesachim (115b) that darshens two things from the fact that the pasuk refers to matza as ...
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  43. The Mystical Letter of Rav Shimshon of Ostrapalia on the Eser Makos

    There is a practice to learn this letter on erev Pesach as a merit for a year of success and triumph. If you’re viewing this on a portable device, such as a phone, and are having difficulty playing the shiur, then try the below YouTube version.  
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