Jewish Identity: Are You In or Out?

Passover and the redemptive value of Jewish identity.

Why Celebrate with Bitter Herbs?

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

Passover: The Night of Protection

Why do we open the door for Elijah during the Seder?

The Art of Leading an Amazing Seder

10 tips to keep your Seder interesting.

Why Did the Fish Have to Die?

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

Passover: Making it Personal

How can we identify with the Jewish slaves today?

Haggadah: An Introduction

Putting the Seder into perspective.

Seder Plate - 15 Steps

The 15 Seder steps and what they symbolize.

Kiddush - First Cup

Why is this one of the 15 steps to freedom?

Urchatz - Karpas

Lessons and ideas behind these two symbols.

Breaking the Middle Matzah

Why is this one the 15 Steps to Freedom?

Maggid - Bread of Affliction

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

All Who Are Hungry

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

Next Year, Free!

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

Four Questions & Slaves

Why are questions so important?

Bnei Brak Wise Men

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

Baruch Hamakom

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

Rosh Chodesh Nissan

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

Idolators - 400 Years

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

Vi-He She-Amda

Have others really tried to destroy us in every generation?

Down to Egypt

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

Hard Labor

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

Cried Out to God

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

God Brought Us Out

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

Ten Plagues

How does modern man understand plagues and miracles?

Dayenu! Many Plagues

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

Pesach Offering

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

Matzah Explained

What is the reason we eat Matzah?

Marror Explained

What is the reason we eat the bitter herbs?

In Every Generation

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

Hallel

"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

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

Bitter Herbs and Korech Sandwich

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

Festive Meal, Afikomen, Grace

Why are these part of the 15 steps to Freedom?

Door for Elijah and Hallel

Elijah the Prophet occupies a fascinating role in Jewish history.

Seder Conclusion

Next Year in Jerusalem!

Born Free?

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

Four Sons

Educate the child according to his way.

Four Sons and the Child Within

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

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