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Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

Passover and the redemptive value of Jewish identity.

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The Meaning of Chad Gadya

The Meaning of Chad Gadya

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The Vilna Gaon’s explanation of the famous Passover song.

The Art of Leading an Amazing Seder

The Art of Leading an Amazing Seder

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10 tips to keep your Seder interesting.

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

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Yes, God took us out of Egypt, but He put us there in the first place!

Why Did the Fish Have to Die?

Why Did the Fish Have to Die?

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Teaching a child to understand God’s grand eternal plan.

Passover: Making it Personal

Passover: Making it Personal

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How can we identify with the Jewish slaves today?

Haggadah: An Introduction

Haggadah: An Introduction

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Putting the Seder into perspective.

Seder Plate - 15 Steps

Seder Plate - 15 Steps

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The 15 Seder steps and what they symbolize.

Kiddush - First Cup

Kiddush - First Cup

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Why is this one of the 15 steps to freedom?

Urchatz - Karpas

Urchatz - Karpas

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Lessons and ideas behind these two symbols.

Breaking the Middle Matzah

Breaking the Middle Matzah

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Why is this one the 15 Steps to Freedom?

Maggid - Bread of Affliction

Maggid - Bread of Affliction

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"This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt."

All Who Are Hungry

All Who Are Hungry

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"All who are hungry ― come and eat. All who are needy ― come join the Passover celebration."

Next Year, Free!

Next Year, Free!

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"Next year in the land of Israel. Next year, free people."

Four Questions & Slaves

Four Questions & Slaves

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Why are questions so important?

Bnei Brak Wise Men

Bnei Brak Wise Men

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"Whoever talks at length about Exodus from Egypt is praiseworthy."

Baruch Hamakom

Baruch Hamakom

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"Blessed is The One Who gave the Torah to His people Israel."

Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Rosh Chodesh Nissan

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God is ready to give us opportunity right now. Choose it!

Idolators - 400 Years

Idolators - 400 Years

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Life is a continuous process toward self-discovery. It is never too late.

Vi-He She-Amda

Vi-He She-Amda

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Have others really tried to destroy us in every generation?

Down to Egypt

Down to Egypt

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Our forefather Jacob did not go to Egypt to settle permanently, but only to reside temporarily.

Hard Labor

Hard Labor

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When the Jews assimilate and become "full-fledged Egyptians," the result is anti-Semitism.

Cried Out to God

Cried Out to God

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We cried out to God. He heard our voice and saw our affliction.

God Brought Us Out

God Brought Us Out

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"In all the gods of Egypt will I execute judgment... I am God and no other."

Ten Plagues

Ten Plagues

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How does modern man understand plagues and miracles?

Dayenu! Many Plagues

Dayenu! Many Plagues

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The number of plagues was 5-fold, corresponding to the 5-letter Name of God which represents justice.

Pesach Offering

Pesach Offering

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Why did our ancestors eat the Passover offering at the Holy Temple?

Matzah Explained

Matzah Explained

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What is the reason we eat Matzah?

Marror Explained

Marror Explained

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What is the reason we eat the bitter herbs?

In Every Generation

In Every Generation

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Young Jews are being lost to apathy and assimilation. Let's leave an empty seat at the Seder.

Hallel

Hallel

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"It is our duty to thank, praise, honor, bless and respect He who did all these miracles for our ancestors and for us."

Eating the Matzah

Eating the Matzah

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It is a Torah mitzvah to eat matzah on Seder night.

Bitter Herbs and Korech Sandwich

Bitter Herbs and Korech Sandwich

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The why's and how's of eating bitter herbs on Seder night.

Festive Meal, Afikomen, Grace

Festive Meal, Afikomen, Grace

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Why are these part of the 15 steps to Freedom?

Door for Elijah and Hallel

Door for Elijah and Hallel

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Elijah the Prophet occupies a fascinating role in Jewish history.

Seder Conclusion

Seder Conclusion

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Next Year in Jerusalem!

Born Free?

Born Free?

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Quite the contrary. Learn how to choose freedom this Passover.

Four Sons

Four Sons

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Educate the child according to his way.

Four Sons and the Child Within

Four Sons and the Child Within

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The Haggadah's Four Sons are really each of us, struggling to find our path in life and in the Jewish world.