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Jewish Holidays

Personal Redemption

June 5, 2020, by

It is a positive command of the Torah to discuss the miracles and wonders that were done for our ancestors in Egypt on the night of the fifteenth of Nisan.[1] [This is] as it says, “Remember this day that you went forth from Egypt.” (Rambam, Mishne Torah, Hilchot Chametz U’Matzah 7:1) Searching for the meaning […]

A Cryptic Footnote to the Bris Bein Habesarim

April 12, 2020, by

Did you ever notice how bizarre everything about the Bris Bein Habesarim is and how unintelligible is most of the symbolim? Everything about it has a surreal quality. Much of it will remain so after this explanation, however we will employ a fascinating Mechilta from Parshas B’Shalach to help us fill in the symbolism of […]

Making a Seder Alone

April 7, 2020, by

This Pesach is going to be different than all other Pesachim. Most of us will not be with our families and many will be alone. The Rambam spoke of having a Seder alone and there’s much to learn from him.