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Jewish Holidays

Hagadah of the Rambam

September 30, 2015, by

Rav Soloveichik discusses the Rambam’s Haggadah as presented in the Mishna Torah and how it differs from the text we use at the Pesach Seder. Delivered April 11th, 1981.

Something to Say at the Seder

March 30, 2015, by

Some ideas you can share at your Seder to enhance the experience. Topics include 1) Kama Maalot Tovot. 2) Pesach, Matzah & Marror: These 3 things destroy satan. Why do we need all 3? Each has an attribute that the other doesn’t. They correct for 3 different things.

The Art of Preparation

March 30, 2015, by

A thing without its place is lost. This is true of trivial things from computer files to puppies. How much more is this simple observation true when it comes to our obligation to prepare a place at Passover? Chaim, a poverty-stricken man who struggled to make the most modest of livings in support of his […]

The Passover Seder: Practical Halacha

February 17, 2015, by

Principles It is praiseworthy to tell the story of Passover even if you know all the details and interpretations (as did the great rabbis of the Talmud), because of the principle of “in order to remember” (lema’an tizkor): that we should remember everything God did for us when taking us out of Egypt. The Three […]

Hilchot Eruv Tavshilin

September 24, 2014, by

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Eruv Tavshilin. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Rama, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]

Hilchot Yom Tov

September 24, 2014, by

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom Tov. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As […]

Yom Tov Sheini

May 27, 2014, by

A background on Yom Tov Sheni with an explanation by Rav Shimshon Refael Hirsch as to why we observe a 2nd day of Yom Tov outside Israel even today when our calendar is fixed.

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