The Origins and Structure of the Haggadah

April 13, 2022
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  • Clearly, the oldest ceremony on Seder night is the Korban Pesach, which was celebrated for over 1000 years!
  • The Pesach celebration is recounted many times in the Tanach – in Egypt, in the desert, with Yehoshua on the entry into Eretz Yisrael, with Chizkiyahu, with Yoshiyahu and with Ezra.
  • In the post-Tanach era during the Second Temple period we also see a number of accounts of the Korban Pesach.
  • So too, the mitzvot to eat matza an marror accompanied the Korban Pesach throughout the generations.

Sponsored by Rachel Steiner as an aliyat neshama for her husband Prof. Mark Steiner, מרדכי יהודה בן אפרים whose yahrtzeit is י”ב ניסן

Rabbi Manning’s series for 2022 has been sponsored לעילוי נשמת ברנה בת בנדית וזליג בן קלמן

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