Pessach

Pessach 5772 – Gilayon #745

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Pesach This issue of "Shabbat Shalom" has been dedicated by the Watzman family to the memory of their son and brother, Niot z"l, a soldier in the Golani Brigade who died tragically last Pesach.   Rabbi gamliel used to say: Whoever has not recited these three things on pesach Has not fulfilled his obligation: And these are: pesach (the pascal lamb), matzah (unleavened bread), And marror (bitter herbs) (Mishnah, Pesahim 10:5)   Pesach – Pesach [must be recited...

Pessach 5769 – Gilayon #597

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Pesach R. Hiyya taught: The Torah spoke in reference to four sons: a wise son, a wicked son, a stupid son, a son who does not known how to ask. (Yerushalmi Pesahim 70b)   Each of Us Contains Something of the Four Sons The Torah spoke in reference to four sons, etc. It seems that this parallels the four expressions of redemption , for redemption must take leave of four kinds of exile. These questions are...

Pessach 5766 – Gilayon #442

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Pesach THEY BROUGHT MATZAH AND HAZERET AND HAROSET AND TWO COOKED DISHES BEFORE HIM, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO COMMANDMENT REGARDING HAROSET. R. ELIEZER SAID IN THE NAME OF R. ZADOK: IT IS A COMMANDMENT. (Mishnah Pesahim 10:3)   Even though there is no commandment regarding haroset – and if there is no commandment, why is it brought? Rabbi Ami said: Because of worms in the vegetables… R. Eliezer said in the name of R. Zadok:...

Pessach 5763 – Gilayon #285

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Click here to receive the weekly parsha by email each week. Pesach "ACCORDING TO HIS INTELLIGENCE, HIS FATHER TEACHES HIM" (Mishna, Pesahim 10:4)   Change, Question, and Story Our Rabbi taught: If his son is wise, he – the son – asks him. If he is not wise, his wife asks. If not – he asks himself. Even two scholars, who are well versed in the laws of Pessach – they ask each other, "In what way is this night different from all other nights? On all...

Pessach 5762 – Gilayon #232

Shabbat Shalom The weekly parsha commentary – parshat (link to original page) Pesach I ADJURE YOU, O MAIDENS OF JERUSALEM, BY GAZELLES OR BY HINDS OF THE FIELD: DO NOT WAKE OR ROUSE LOVE UNTIL IT PLEASE!  (Song of Songs 2:7)   The Pledge of Love, the Redemption from Egypt, and the Future Redemption "I adjure you, O maidens of Yerushalayim" – What shall you tell him? That I am faint with love. Just as this sufferer awaits healing, so the generation in Egypt awaits redemption. (Shir HaShirim Rabba 5)   "I adjure you, O maidens of Yerushalayim… love"...