Issues 03:02 Why is this Night Different?
A rabbi once remarked, Jews who long have drifted from the faith of their fathers…are stirred in their inmost parts when the old familiar Passover sounds chance to fall upon their ears.” For the people of Vaysechvoos, as for Jews everywhere, the first seder night was very special indeed. Each house was made spotless and […]
In the day to come when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall say to him… Exodus 13:14 The number four plays a significant role in Judaism. There are the four species of vegetables for Sukkot; four kingdoms in the book of Daniel; four Torah portions in the tefillin; four Matriarchs. At […]
Electricity filled the air as my family and I entered my grandparents’ home in Brooklyn, New York. It was the first night of Passover, the Festival of Redemption, and I eagerly anticipated the events of the evening. Passover has always been an exciting time for me: family, food, and most of all, participating in an […]