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Jewish Holidays

Shabbos HaGadol: What’s So Big?

April 13, 2016, by

Why only in Egypt did we have to take the Korban Pesach specifically on the 10th of Nissan? Why do we commemorate the day of the week on which the miracle occurred and not the date? Why is it called hagadol, big?

Question of the Tam

April 6, 2016, by

Previous: Saving the Wicked Son The tam is a straight, honest person asking why we break the neck of the donkey – a question any honest person has by any mitzvah: Why do bad things happen?

Saving the Wicked Son

April 6, 2016, by

Previous: Answers to Sons in Chumash vs. Answers in the Haggada The Rasha asks the same question as the Chacham but with a negative, cynical tone. How do we convey the same message we give to the chacham to the Rasha? Next: Question of the Tam

Chacham vs. Rasha

April 6, 2016, by

Previous: Kneged Arba Bonim: The Four Factor The chacham and rasha seem to ask the same question despite being polar opposites. According to the Maharal, this is because opposites are closely related. Next: Answers to Sons in Chumash vs. Answers in the Haggada

Baruch HaMakom

April 5, 2016, by

Previous: Like 70 Years Old What does the name HaMakom mean and why do we refer to God that way here? What is the added blessed be He at the end? How does it lead into the section of the 4 sons? Next: Kneged Arba Bonim: The Four Factor

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