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The Psychology of Chametz Why is Hametz forbidden on Pesach? What is the philosophy behind the ban on Hametz? We offer 4 possibilities.
Matza and the High-Speed Redemption - Matza must be baked in less than 18 minutes. What is the symbolism of this "fast-food"? Why does the Exodus have to be so quick? We shall discuss what happens in the life of the nation, and in our personal lives, when we make rapid transitions. Are they beneficial or harmful? From Rav Tzadok of Lublin to Rav Kook, from the Exodus to the Ethiopian Aliyah, join our journey.
Arami Oved Avi: Peshat and Drash Arami Oved Avi (צא ולמד) suggests that Lavan wanted to kill Yaakov. We shall study this text in peshat and d'rash to reveal a new understanding of the Haggadah.
The Haggadah: Past, Present and Future When we sit at our Seder, are we reliving the past, or should we be concentrating on how the past enlightens our future?
The Ten Plagues: דצ"ך עד"ש באח"ב Why are the Plagues grouped into a strange mnemonic? Why did God need to bring so many plagues? Could he not have inflicted Egypt with a single mega-Plague?
Test of the Exodus: Blood on the Doorposts Why did the Jews need to smear blood on their doorposts? Was it something magical?
Chag Kasher Vesameach!