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Pesach

Getting too Comfortable?

The Hagaddah includes in it a question part series that everyone knows as the "Ma Nishtana." The children ask on the night of Pesach, "How is this night different from any other...

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Pesach - Just Do It!

By R' Shmuel Morgenbesser      There's nothing quite like Pesach. All of us have our own memories of past sedorim, of family reunions, joyous song, cases of wine, and...

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Redemption

By Gavriel Gavrielov     As Jews, we have come a long way since our Redemption from Egypt. Many of us find it hard to relate to an event that took place so long ago. However, our Sages...

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Transition to Pesach

By Tzachi Diamond      With Purim behind us and Pesach rapidly approaching, there is one question that comes to mind, what do I do with all of my shaloch manos? Ok, I am just joking...

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Searching and Eradicating Chametz

On the days leading up to Pesach, our homes must undergo a thorough cleaning so that they would be free of any Chametz. It should be noted, that contrary to popular belief, there is no Halacha...

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Passover

This Passover, break free from the ruthless hi-tech servitude. By Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein   I've noticed that every new hi-tech contrivance, supposedly meant to make our lives...

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Shidduchim: Split the Sea

By Rabbi Refael & Mrs. Adina Ribacoff   Those looking to get married know that it's sometimes difficult and frustrating to find that special someone. Doesn't it seem that when...

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A Moment of Introspection

By Yonatan Babekov   Just recently a beautiful thought regarding Tahanun occurred to me. Tahanun is when we confess to G-d all the sins that we are liable for. This concept is well known,...

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The Child Bride

-   -  By Myriam S. Gabbay     According to theOriginal plan, The Nation of IsraelWas supposed toBe born, naturally,When they leftEgypt and traversedThe...

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Tips to Improving the Serenity in our Homes

By a Concerned Member of our Community   There are certain things I have always wanted to tell my wife though I never knew how to reveal it to her without getting her offended.Being that...

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Freedom through Boundaries

By R' Jonathan Ghermezian    Is this Kosher for Passover? Did I clean this room already? What outfit am I going to wear? Do we have enough room for all the guests? These and a...

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The Four Sons

By Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky    Those of us who have had the privilege to study Torah beyond the most elementary level are aware of certain basic concepts. Our Rebbeim would often emphasize,...

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Just Another 5 Minutes!

By The Chazaq Staff    The following is a famous story that was told over by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, and its lesson is so critical and can be very practical to many of...

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Going beyond Nature

The Seventh day of Pesach, was the night that the Red Sea split, allowing the Jews to escape from Pharaoh and his pursuing armies.Having realized that they had lost free labor by allowing the Jews...

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Pesach – Freedom of Religion

By Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland    The Israeli couple has been in line at the bank for over two hours. Oded has no more patience for all of the bureaucracy and announces to his wife,...

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The Secret of Passover: Freedom from Speech

By Rabbi Shlomo Zalmen Bregman   THE MOUTH IS EVERYWHEREWhen one thinks about the themes commonly associated with the holiday of Passover, ideas such as freedom, miracles, and...

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Pesach: The Foundation of our Faith

By Rabbi Shaya Cohen   The redemption from Egypt is the foundation of the faith of the Jew. The Rabbis tell us that it took place in four stages: "And I will take you out, and I will...

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Pesach - The Real Us!

By Rabbi Label Lam    Here's a new definition that certainly sheds light on an older than old subject. Why is -Pesach called "Pesach"? The Sefas Emes quoting a generic...

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The Haggadah on Many Levels

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss   The annual holy narrative of the Pesach Seder is a multi-faceted experience with which we should familiarize ourselves so that we can get the most out of this...

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Singing from a Narrow Place

By Slovie Jungreis-Wolff   My father taught me the joy of singing in the wake of adversity."I want to tell you something about your father that I've never told you...

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Controlling Blood Sugar: Pesach and Beyond

By Shmuel Shields, Ph.D., N.Y.S. Certified Nutritionist   The week of Pesach, when there are restrictions on the use of many whole grains, presents a particular challenge for individuals...

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Pesach – The Season of Emunah

 By Rabbi Bentzion Shafier   “When you enter the Land of Israel, you will enjoy prosperity and abundance. You will build beautiful homes. Your crops and livestock will increase....

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From Oy to Joy: 5 Tips for making Passover a positive experience for you and your family

By Penina Taylor  Before I became observant, Passover was my favorite holiday.  And then I became observant.  And the festival of freedom felt more like a prison sentence. In an...

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Pesach – Z’man Chayruseinu - Rabbis Musings (& Amusings)

 Seder night. An apartment in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, over 6 decades ago. My Uncle Shmuel, then a young boy, had stolen my Zaydei’s afikomen and hidden it, as is customary...

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Pesach – Z’man Chayruseinu - Rabbis Musings (& Amusings)

In the middle of our Purim seudah just a few weeks ago, a Fedex truck pulled up outside our home. The poor delivery guy didn’t know what to make of what he saw, but he handed the package to...

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Pesach – Z’man Chayruseinu - Rabbis Musings (& Amusings)

It’s happened to me on more than one occasion. I was interested in a new endeavor – a new position, a new diet, etc., and the informant asked me what I knew about their program. Often...

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Before The Seder Begins

 By Rabbi Shmuel Gluck  There are so many Pesach related topics that are worthy of discussion. They include: Hashgacha Protis (Hashem's intervention), Bonim Lamokom (our relationship...

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