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Four Cups of Wine
Four Cups of Wine

Like almost all festival meals, the Passover seder begins with Kiddush, the sanctification of the…

Fast of the Firstborns
Fast of the Firstborns

There has always been a lot of pressure on firstborn children, as they were often expected to…

Biur – Burning
Biur – Burning

The night before the Passover seder, the home is thoroughly searched for any remaining…

Searching for Chametz
Searching for Chametz

On Passover, Jews are commanded to get rid of all “chametz” (leaven) which may be in their possession. To confirm the effectiveness of these efforts…

Broken Matzah
Broken Matzah

Whether one is in North America, Europe or Asia, the Passover seder is almost always familiar due to the…

Who Knows One?
Who Knows One?

How does one transmit basic theology in a fun manner to tired seder guests? The answer is…

The Development of the Haggadah
The Development of the Haggadah

On Passover night we are commanded “v’hee’ga’d’ta” and you shall tell, the story of the…

A Holiday for Kids
A Holiday for Kids

Why is this night different from all other nights ?Ask the kids! Or better yet, let the kids ask you. It might surprise you to know that…

Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment
Paschal Lamb – A Unique Commandment

While most Jews have attended a Passover seder, no Jew in the last 1,900 plus years has tasted a…

Kitniyot and Gebrachts
Kitniyot and Gebrachts

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? Hungarian, Yekke (German), Lithuanian? At no other time on the Jewish calendar is it so important to…

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