Tagged ‘Pesach’


March 28, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

By Rabbi Isaac Mann Freedom From or Freedom To The Pesah holiday is referred to in our liturgy as zman heruteinu, the time of our freedom. The reference is of course to our freedom from Egypt, our release from slavery. … Continue reading »


Pesah – Last Day

April 12, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

By Simcha Raphael, PhD Yizkor – Remembrance of Souls on the Eighth Day of Passover On the eighth day of Passover we recite Yizkor prayers in memory of deceased family members. In our contemporary society, we think of Yizkor as … Continue reading »



April 4, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

By Rabbi Heidi Hoover More than a decade ago, shortly after my conversion to Judaism, I was working as a religious school tutor. One day at about this time of year, I was having a conversation with a colleague about … Continue reading »


Pesach 5768

April 18, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

To Love Another Person Is to See the Face of God By Laurie Levy “To love another person is to see the face of God” (Jean Valjean in Les Miserables) I recently saw the show Spring Awakening on Broadway. It … Continue reading »


Passover 2007

March 29, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Appreciating Freedom By Neal L. Spevack How can one fully appreciate freedom? The abstention from eating hametz (leavened bread products) is a symbolic activity designed to help us appreciate our freedom. And the absence and presence of hametz in the … Continue reading »


Passover 2006

May 4, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

You! Open Up for Them! By Rabbi David Greenstein One of the famous sections of the traditional Haggadah’the Passover discussion of the Exodus that takes place at the seder’is the description of the questions of the Four Children and the … Continue reading »