Crash Course on Passover

A fascinating overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

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Comments (52)

(45) elf, February 9, 2016 7:14 AM

Thanks for inspirational teaching

I am so pleased to have a teacher like you. I love to learn, it makes me happy. Thanks again

(44) lucia, April 3, 2015 12:39 PM


Thank you for your teaching ,it helps me to teach our kids.

(43) Rev. Richard Roberson, Sr., April 4, 2014 1:03 AM

very informative

Delightful, I enjoyed veiwing the crash course on the Passover

(42) Anonymous, April 4, 2012 2:27 PM

Chag Pesach Samea'ach!

Great! I loved it!

(41) Mandy, April 2, 2012 7:19 PM


Fabulous, as always

(40) Vincent Pinto, April 2, 2012 4:32 AM

Always excellent

I deeply enjoy your presentations. Thank you very much. As the Lord has been pleased to give you light thus far, may He please be pleased to give you more light concerning The Light of the world. Looking happens for a lifetime; seeing happens in an instant. Regards.

(39) eva, March 30, 2012 1:56 AM

I really enjoyed it

This was really excellent, concise yet thorough.

(38) deborah, March 28, 2012 10:48 PM


i thought the video was very well done for a quick overview it is so important to seek out the meanings of why god has us do what we did & as solomen said there is nothing new under the sun so the exodus is still taking place in our lives and times as well thank u

(37) jerry, March 28, 2012 4:54 PM

Rabbi Goldhar does it again--he is brilliant and proves less is more.

Once again Rabbi Goldhar takes a "long story and makes it short" and does so in a clear and thoughtful manner!! A Zizzen Pesach.. Jerry

(36) Leah, March 28, 2012 2:47 AM

This is so great!!!! Thank you for this clear, satisfying, and inspiring video. It's like a summary of 10 excellent shiurim in one

(35) Wassim, March 26, 2012 5:27 AM

Very impressed with the Rabbi's attention to individual posts below

An article or video is good. When we're allowed to post comments that's one step better. When the author/speaker takes the time to respond to some comments, I think that's truly wonderful (though obviously not always practical or possible). The content is outstanding, but the attitude is even better. Chag Sameach :-)

Avraham Goldhar, March 26, 2012 8:13 PM

Thanks Wassim

I appreciate the feedback on the video, attitude and responding to the comments. :) Have a wonderful Chag, Avraham Goldhar

(34) Scott, March 26, 2012 1:33 AM

Thank you for the insightful video. I enjoyed the video and learned quite a bit about pesach

(33) Neria Moye, March 14, 2012 7:40 PM

Todah Rabah

Thank you so much Rabbi Goldhar for the uplift and inspiration and light!

(32) Chana, April 19, 2011 3:37 PM

Simply marvelous!

Thank you, thank you dear Rabbi, for this wonderful crash course in Jewish History regarding Pesach. You are indeed a truly marvelous teacher, we were so interested in all you had to say. Thank you again and thank you Aish for bringing this and all the wonderful programs to us. We are not very observant and often feel alone, but through Aish we feel connected to our religion. Chag Sameach to Rabbi and all at Aish!

(31) Doron, April 18, 2011 10:19 AM

Congratulation to AISH Team

You are doing a wonderful work, the explanation was very comprehensive and I enjoy to watch the clip. I would like to emhesize two things about the Seder event: This is a wanderful oportunity for the older members of the family to tell stories - educate the kids ( as said in Hebrow "ve higadeta le baneha" ). The other thing is that the Hagada contain the story about the war that each one of us have to fight, war against the evil inside us ("Yetzer ha ra" ,it doesn't matter how many miracles God did to take us out of Ehypt we go back to the Golden Calf), so we have to make a hametz cleaning not only in our house but may be more importanat in our souls. The Passover seder meal is a good oportunity to do both things ;educate the young generation and to clean ourselves from the evil that exist inside us .

(30) Larry Borntrager, April 18, 2011 3:03 AM


As a Ben Noach , I thank the Rabbi and every other Jewish person for keeping and safeguarding the Torah, especially at this time of Pesach, because when we wake up and desire truth, Torah is there.

(29) Anne, April 17, 2011 5:29 PM

Thank you for answering our questions. We love what you had to say about the passover.

(28) Gabor, April 15, 2011 7:14 PM

More! More!

Concise and compelling!

(27) tammy, April 13, 2011 4:49 PM


Rabbi, I like how you teach. I feel like a child in kindergarten trying to learn Jewish teaching, When I read some teachers I think I will remain in kindergarten forever, thank you for teaching so a "baby" like me can learn. : )

(26) marjorie trifon, April 10, 2011 8:42 PM

Crash course on Pesach &If Moses had been on Facebook

marvelous many thanks

(25) Donald, April 10, 2011 3:34 AM

He makes the topic come alive.

Yes, he makes the crash course come alive and inspires me to find out more. His love and joy for his topic is obvious and infectious.

Jeanne, April 17, 2011 11:24 PM

Crash Course on Pasover

Excellent rendition of a most important part of Jewish history. I learnt some much in just a few minutes. Thank-you.

(24) abbie adler, April 10, 2011 2:09 AM

please write more crash courses.

Your Purim and Passover videos are exceptional. Great job of making history so clear and fascinating. Thank you.

(23) abbie adler, April 10, 2011 1:51 AM

How to be an instant scholar at the Seder Table

Well done! I learned more watching this video than all the years of reading the Haggadah. Loved learning more of the history and the graphics were great. I loved Rabbi Goldhar's Purim crash course also.

(22) wendy klein, April 10, 2011 12:32 AM

loved it!

very clear and to the point

(21) Anonymous, April 8, 2011 7:57 PM

We hear so little of God from this site. You brought GOD back on for the Holidays, thanks, was fantastic hearing you speak of HIM.

(20) gavriel, April 7, 2011 5:45 PM

Rav Avraham, that was GREAT!

Thank you!!!

(19) mimi, April 7, 2011 5:34 PM

u did not say that esmael is a brother of jacob he was in the jewish family he was holly too he built kabaa with his father ebraheam he was for the other nations he loves his brother and thought him he was in the family dont ignor that ecptially when we meet peace wih moslems they are brothers

Anonymous, April 8, 2011 6:00 AM

Your spelling is atrocious!!

Avraham Goldhar, April 8, 2011 3:11 PM

Ishmael was the half brother of Isaac, not Jacob

Dear Mimi, The Jewish family stems from Jacob, who was also called Israel. His sons were the future founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. Jacob's father Isaac had a half brother named Ishmael, who was the son of Abraham and Hagar. Hagar was Sarah's maidservant and when Sarah was sterile she gave Hagar to Abraham to have a child. This was prior to Isaac's birth. This is why Jews and Moslems often refer to each other as cousins.

(18) Bayla, April 7, 2011 3:38 PM

very informative

I'm 69 years old and learned things I didn't know

(17) K Khan, April 6, 2011 10:58 AM

Passover in Pakistan and Kashmir

Greetings, Or those living in Pakistan and Kashmir, the Passover has a very significant importance. It reminds us very much of our own situation. Living in fear, harrassment and under threat of harm. On behalf of the Jewish people of Pakistan and Kashmir, I would like to extend greetings to Rabbi Avraham Goldhar for his endeavors. May G-d Bless you.

Avraham Goldhar, April 6, 2011 1:23 PM

Greetings to the communities in Pakistan and Kashmir

Dear K Khan, Thank you for extending your greetings, and for sharing the Passover relevance to the Jewish communities in Pakistan and Kashmir. May you all experience your own very special redemption. May next year be truly in Jerusalem. Chag Sameach, Avraham Goldhar

(16) Ady, April 6, 2011 4:19 AM

Fantastic presentation on Passover / Pesach,

Thanks for this presentation on passover, It has given me a better understanding of passover and also your comments such as the plagues where over a full year and also the exodus was over a 500 year period. Rabbi, are you going to place this presentation in written form some time soon? Thank you again. Shalom.

Avraham Goldhar, April 6, 2011 1:28 PM

I'm working on a review note.

Dear Ady, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the Crash Course. I'm working a written review. Chag Sameach, Avraham Goldhar

(15) leah, April 6, 2011 1:35 AM


wow!!!! that was just amazing! never thought of Pesah that way!!!

(14) Elisheva, April 6, 2011 12:35 AM

The best!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB!!!!! I think its awesome and you did a great job! all the late nights paid off ;)

(13) Adina, April 5, 2011 9:07 PM

Thank you

Growing up in a Frum home, I never thought of Pesach this way. Thank you so much for the inspiration and knowledge. Rabbi Goldhar, is there an article etc on this video clip that I can print in order to remember and share the amazing point?

Avraham Goldhar, April 6, 2011 12:33 AM

Dear Adina. Re: the review sheet.

Thank you for asking. I will work on one for you.

(12) Monica, April 5, 2011 7:25 PM

Orange on the passover plate?

A new tradition, where does everyone stand? I am definately for it

(11) rosemary goldhar, April 5, 2011 7:15 PM


wonderful wonderful presentation

(10) Luette, April 5, 2011 6:10 PM


Excellent information on the passover.

(9) Anonymous, April 5, 2011 5:52 PM

Excellent synopsis of Pesach and its lessons for us.

This is a precise review of the important basic reasons for the yom tov of Pesach and the essential points to emphasize at the seder every year. I hope to discuss it with my Partner-in Torah and quote Rabbi Goldhar. Thank you sincerely.

(8) maryann moon, April 5, 2011 5:41 PM



(7) Giselle Wildman, DO, April 5, 2011 5:09 PM


G-d STILL hears our cries for help. Believe...

(6) TMay, April 4, 2011 7:55 PM

Very interesting.

Rabbi Goldhar mentions that Jews encourage their children to ask questions at the seder. I received an email that South Korea, with 50 million people, has adopted the study of Talmud, translated into Korean, as mandatory education. They value the values of showing respect to elders, family values, high academic achievement, the Friday night meal together, the tradition of parents teaching their children. I wonder if they allow the asking of questions..

(5) Anonymous, April 4, 2011 11:10 AM

Totally inspiring!

Great video - this was totally inspiring and well done. Amazing job. Thank you.

(4) Annie, April 4, 2011 3:15 AM

We should all be able to leave our own 'mitzrayim' behind

you actually gave a short & condensed version of Pesach in less than 7 minutes! Well Done! the real thing at the seder table is about 5 to 7 hours long! anyone not knowing what they got invited to, nap ahead of time... it is so worth it!

(3) yonit, April 3, 2011 8:00 PM


never thought pessach was so meaningful. just kept thinking about all the cleaning.Thank you!

(2) Marc Gelmon, April 3, 2011 6:43 PM


Thank you so much, this was an thorough yet brief explanation which made everything pop to life!

(1) Anonymous, April 3, 2011 11:24 AM

Great Job

Thank you. Really well done!


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