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The origins of the First Passover and the Second Passover are illuminated, and the symbolism of leavened versus unleavened bread is explained.
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It is significant that Abraham bound his son on the site of the future altar, destined to embody the human commitment in the relationship between man and G-d.
Since the destruction of the Temple and our exile from the Holy Land, these venues of connection (mitzvos) with G-d have been closed to us.
The road to Heaven is paved with good intentions: lessons learned from Korach’s rebellion against Moses in Parshat Korach Dvar Torah, Bamidbar.
Spiritual meaning of the Holy Temple Menorah, based on an essay from the Rebbe on Parshat Behalotcha (Numbers 8:1-4).
The Second Passover is “a festival in its own right,” offering an opportunity for a teshuvah that is not limited to the literal sinner.
Thus, the story of the “Second Passover” gives rise to the principle that “There is no earlier or later in Torah.”
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Why is the chassidah an impure bird? “Because she does kindness with her compatriots,” explained Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk.
March 11th, 2015• 2 Comments
“Sefirat Ha’Omer” (the Counting of the Omer), expresses a Jew’s eager anticipation of receiving the Torah on Shavuot, forty nine days after experiencing the liberation of Passover.
Prohibitions of chametz on Passover reflect G-d’s utter abhorrence of arrogance and pride.