Pesach Words of Torah By: Steve Kirschenbaum Rav Hutner in the Pachad Yitzchak explains when Moshe Rabbeinu realized that Jews were going to reveal to Pharaoh that he had killed a Mitzri, he said in Shemos 2:14 ‘achein nodeh ha’davar,’ which by its simple meaning means the fact that I killed a Mitzri is known. But in a deeper sense as the Medrash says and Rashi alludes to briefly, Moshe was saying now I understand […]

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The Never-Ending Story Who doesn’t love a great story…the rise of the unlikely hero who we come to love, the fall of the narcissistic villain who we come to despise, the seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges, the unexpected twists and turns, and the ultimate resolution and climax! This may be why Passover has become a family favorite holiday for Jews from all walks of life. After all, the primary Mitzvah of Passover is to gather […]

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Splitting of the Red Sea: Mothers and Song Rabbi Elchanan Shoff Then Moshe and the people of Israel sang this song to Hashem… Shemos 15:1 “In congregations bless God, Hashem, from the womb of Israel.”[1] Rabbi Meir used to say that, from this verse, we can see that even the fetuses in the wombs of their mothers sang the song to God at the sea.[2] Aside from the challenge of understanding how a fetus, in […]

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