OPINION & COMMENT
A Jewish family is not just a convenient social structure
that can be altered or discarded. Rather it is an essential
part of life itself as envisioned by the Torah. Nothing makes
this more clear than the yom tov of Pesach.
HaRav Yitzchok Hutner's Mesibos Chasal — Bidding Yom
In the Torah, the questions and answers of the four sons do not appear in the same order as they do in the Haggodoh. In response to the question of the rosho (Shemos 12:26), the posuk gives an answer that is suited to the chochom. The she'eino yodei'a lish'ol receives the answer that is given in the Haggodoh to the rosho, (Shemos 13:8), while the question of the chochom, (Devorim 6:20) gets an answer that is suited for the tam.
The Day before the Night: Which Melochos are Permitted on
Shimon and Sarah Gold, together with their seven children, were planning to travel from Israel to spend Pesach in America. On the 12th of Nisan, the day of their flight, their daughter Rachel suddenly became extremely ill and was running a dangerously high fever. After examining Rachel for a few minutes, Dr. Brown told the Golds that their daughter could not travel and they would have to make arrangements to spend Pesach in Israel.
Detzach, Adash, Be'Achav — The Signpost
Leil HaSeder and its Haggodoh: Annual Milestones on the
Path to Our Redemption
The Beis HaLevi explains the geulah from Mitzrayim according to the opinion in Chazal that Hashem cut short the afflictions of our captivity and redeemed us before the complete end of golus Mitzrayim.
Pesach, the Inner Meaning
Politica: The Social Revolution
Like it or not the 5766 elections will be recalled throughout the generations as the elections that were decided by social issues. Many chuckled at Labor Chairman Amir Peretz for focusing on social and economic issues, but he was right. Kassam missiles fell and terror attack warnings were reported right and left, but in the end the public voted against bare refrigerator shelves.
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