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The Piskei Teshuvos Siman 473:2 writes that even those who are noheg to say sahlom aliechem and eishes cheil on Yom tov should not say it the night of pesach in order to hurry and make kiddush right away,since it is a mitzva to do so.(Vayged Moshe 13:2) However,he brings in footnote 9 that there are those who still say these items such as Chassidei ...


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As you mention, possible symbolism of eggs are discussed in a different question and answer set, to which you linked. As for pomegranate, this seems to me to be a likely allusion to the poles of pomegranate wood they used as a spit to roast the korban pesach. See pesachim daf 74. We eat the egg at the beginning of shulchan orech. Absent any source to the ...


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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says the two zuz are Moshe and Aharon who Hashem used to redeem Bnai Yisrael.


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Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his Haggadah says that the "two coins" that Abba (Hashem) use to "purchase" (redeem from Mitzrayim) the gad (Bnai Yisrael) were Moshe and Aharon. He suggests the analogy of each of the attackers were the various empires who conquered us by attacking the previous rulers. Ashur (cat), Bavel (dog), Persia (stick), Greeks (fire), Romans ...


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Chabad specifically makes it chunky and dry in order not to cause problems with gebrokts


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One insight that I have about this is that it comes to answer the famous question of why Paroah and the Egyptians were punished when the Galus was foretold 400 years earlier. The point brout out in the Chad Gadya is that if you toggle good-bad from the bad cat eating the goat and the good dog being upset about that and punishing it, you land up with the ...


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They symbolism in the Vilna Goan's interpretation of Chad Gadya makes us realizes the song is about all of Jewish history. But as to why we sing the song (this insight comes from Aish Rabbi Sholom Denbo) think of the difference between history and memory. History is a bunch of facts from a book you learned in school that you barely remember. Memories are the ...


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Shulchan Aruch in siman 481 writes: A person is required to involve themselves in the laws of Pesach and Yetzias Mitzraim and discuss the signs and wonders that Hashem did for our forefathers until he is 'caught' by sleep. Be'er Hagola points out this is all from the Tur in the name of the Tosefta, based on the story With Rabi Eleazar and Rabi Yehoshua ...


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Not necessarily are they all one thing. Perhaps they are two or three separate announcements made before he Seder so it became consolidated and printed as one paragraph. We find examples of the opposite as well, when the Rosh Hashanah Machzor separates parts of Shmoneh Esrei because of how they are printed the rest of the year to make room for Yaaleh Veyavo ...


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Chad Gad Ya, as pointed out by rabbi Brander, has many deeper meanings. Perhaps a few more interpretations: We start the seder with a full kearah, we end with a song full of hope for a final full redemption There are 14 (yod dalet) in gematria parts to the seder, but if you add the total of them (ie add one for the kollel) it forms yod heh--a name of G-d. ...


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The Netziv points out that while there was a Temple, the Seder revolved around the Passover sacrifice. Then they arrived in Babylonia (speaking Aramaic), and looked around and said, wait a minute, what Biblical obligations do we still have tonight? Well, telling the story, but what object? The only remaining tangible, Biblically-obligated item is the matza. ...


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I heard a vort on this.I'll try to make it short. Inהכרת הטוב there is degrees of hakoras hatov. The more the person understands from how far he came he will be more makir the one who brought him to the situation he his now. Coming back to the hagada in the beginning we were so low that we were idol worshipers and now, ועכשיו קרבנו המקום לעבודתו to such a ...


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A logical answer: This bread reminds me that I come from a poor background. So I am sensitive to what the poor man is experiencing, so I will invite him to mine. (It is also Imitatio dei והלכת בדרכיו because G_d help me in my bad times). As I remember that G_d help me, I internalize the Idea that he is able to help again. And I hope that with the help of ...


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A free person's perspective, looking back once we are able to produce our own crops. Furthermore, the author of the Hagada made a point of keeping the focus on God, not man, for the night, hence no mention of Moses is made in the entire text (well the original edition, anyway); the my father was a lost Aramean narrative is one that never uses the term ...


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We should not waste the opportunity to say ARAMI OVED AVI First we see a similarity between 3 Mishnayotthe first is in Arvey psachim quoted in the question.Psachim 10, 4‏ ...מַתְחִיל בִּגְנוּת וּמְסַיֵּם בְּשֶׁבַח, וְדוֹרֵשׁ מֵאֲרַמִּי אוֹבֵד אָבִי, עַד שֶׁיִּגְמֹר כֹּל הַפָּרָשָׁה כֻלָּהּ: ‏ The second is about Mikra Bikurim Bikurim 3, 6 ‏ ...


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There are several points that can be made about this. First, this emphasizes that we are still in galus. If we were free and bringing the karban Pesach, we could not have said this. Additionally, we are making our guests feel better because they see us using "poor man's bread" and it might appear that we cannot afford better. On the other hand, a poor man at ...


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There are several points that can be made about this. First, this emphasizes that we are still in galus. If we were free and bringing the karban Pesach, we could not have said this. Additionally, we are making our guests feel better because they see us using "poor man's bread" and it might appear that we cannot afford better. On the other hand, a poor man at ...


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I'll take a stab at #1. I think it's simple: humility to praise is the same as redemption from a kind of "Exodus" .


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Perhaps in the same way that the Jews were enslaved to values and views of the Egyptian society, we too are enslaved to our society. The בני ישראל had adopted the philosophical views, the ethical norms, the attitudes and beliefs in idolatrous practices. They were enslaved mind and body. Although we are not enslaved physically, we are in some regards ...


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Rav Modechai Kamenetzsky, Rabbi Avigdor Miller and others just read through the hagaddah with no embellishments or additions. That should be quick enough. I checked the reference CHECKLIST FOR YOUR PASSOVER The source has proven reliable in the past. You appear to be correct as to the reference to the hagaddah that you would want to use. Here is the ...


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I will give an answer from Abrabanel The first relevance is that R.E.B.A mentions the deliverance from Egypt. See at the end of Parashat Reeh, where this verse writen: Deuteronomy 16, 3: ‏ לֹא תֹאכַל עָלָיו חָמֵץ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תֹּאכַל עָלָיו מַצּוֹת לֶחֶם עֹנִי כִּי בְחִפָּזוֹן יָצָאתָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם ,לְמַעַן תִּזְכֹּר אֶת יוֹם צֵאתְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ ...


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I will first try transliteration and then use the hebrew keyboard from edit. Obviously someone from Eretz Yisrael would do better. 14 are the books of the Rambam. - Sifrei Harambam ספרי הרמבם 15 were the cubits of the Flood. - Ama Milemal'ah (Shel Hamabul) אַמָּה מִלְמַעְלָה של המבוּל 16 are the maneh of the myrrh. - Mishkal Hamor (Hei Mem Vav Reish) ...


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This fascinating article explains the origin of the Seder plate. Excerpts: The Mishnah (Pesachim 10:3) directs that, following the first cup of wine: “They bring [a small traylike table] before him [the Seder leader], he dips ba’chazeret [“with lettuce” for the first dipping] until [or, according to Rashi, “before”] he reaches the parperet ha-pat ...


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There is no need to have a specific plate set aside as the "seder plate". Many do so because they go out of their way to have a decorative plate in honor of the holiday. The custom I follow does now have a specific plate for this purpose and is not set up prior to starting the seder but the first thing to do is set up a plate when sitting down with the ...


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Answer to Q1 from here: A. Some contend that, despite inferences to the contrary, Hallel on Seder night is not a mitzvah but only expresses our rejoicing (Shu’t Ri MiGash #44). B. Alternatively, although there is a mitzvah Seder night to praise Hashem, this praise could be spontaneous and unstructured which would not technically require ...


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The three matzos at the seder customarily signify the three types of Jews: Kohen, Levy, and Yisrael. Perhaps the Vilna Gaon decided to only have two since technically speaking a Kohen and Levy share the same tribe?


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Gemara Brachot 39b: ‏ אמר רב פפא הכל מודים בפסח שמניח פרוסה בתוך ‏[1]‏ שלמה ובוצע מאי טעמא {דברים טז-ג} לחם עוני כתיב א''ר אבא ובשבת חייב אדם לבצוע על שתי ככרות ‏[2]‏ מ''ט {שמות טז-כב} לחם משנה כתיב ... רבי זירא הוה בצע אכולא שירותא ‏ R`Papa said: All admit that on Passover one puts the broken cake under the whole one and breaks ...


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The machlokes is based on what is the definition of lechem mishna that is required at the seder after Yachatz breaks one of the matzos that is on the table. That is, the basic requirement (derived from Shabbos) is Lechem Mishna Shleimim - two whole "breads" (at least Lechatchila). As we see below, it appears that breaking the yachatz piece during the seder, ...


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Like is stated explicitly in the Rebbe's commentary at the end of the Haggadah to this question, it is because like with all the Moadim, the influence of the order of Pesach radiates eternally into each and every day of the year. It is not finished and it does not cease.


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It is written in Chapter 10.5 Mishneh Pesachim, "Rabban Gamliel used to say: "Whoever has not explained three things at the Pesach Seder has not fulfilled his obligation. They are: the Pesach [offering], the matzah, and the maror. The Pesach is offered because the Omnipresent One passed over the houses of our ancestors in Egypt. The Matzah is eaten because ...


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From the 2016 OU Guide to Pesach "There are two Torah obligations and five rabbinical obligations performed during the Seder. TORAH MITZVOT: 1 Relating the story of the Exodus (Maggid - reading from the Haggadah) 2 Eating matzah RABBINICAL MITZVOT: 1 Drinking four cups of wine (arboh kosot) 2 Eating bitter herbs (maror) 3 Reciting Psalms of praise ...


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Rabbi Dovid Kviat, author of Succas Dovid on shas, would ask this question in his drashos. He answered that all the other mitzvos for all other holidays are simply acts which must be performed at their proper time, namely that particular holiday. As such Chazzal were able to enact a safekeep to not perform that act without interfering with the actual ...


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As noted in comments, gezeira d'rabba seems to be only an issue when there is an irregular mitzva involving a specialized skill that requires a certain amount of expertise, and that involves a special, carriable object. There is no mitzvah, neither d'rabanan nor d'orayta, that fulfills this criterion on the leil seder, which instead involves retelling the ...


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From the source given above (https://www.ou.org/jewish_action/03/2013/whats-the-truth-about-eliyahu-hanavi-at-the-seder/): there is a question whether or not to drink a fifth cup of wine at the seder. Elijah is supposed to come resolve unanswered questions (a common phrase in monetary law when in doubt is, "Leave it until Elijah comes" - see Bava Metzia 1:8, ...


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Then there's the off-color folk drash saying the salt water represents the sea which reached the Israelites' hips when they waded through it. (Remember the colloquial Hebrew/Yiddish sense of ביצים BEITZIM = eggs. Yes, the Torah clearly says the waters parted completely and the Israelites walked on dry land [Sh'mot/Exodus 14], but perhaps some stragglers ...


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At the very least, the title of the Seder step is the same as the active word in the Hagada text that justifies it and is recited in it: זֵכֶר לְמִקְדָּשׁ כְּהִלֵּל. כֵּן עָשָׂה הִלֵּל בִּזְמַן שֶׁבֵּית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ הָיָה קַיָּם: הָיָה כּוֹרֵךְ מַצָּה וּמָרוֹר וְאוֹכֵל בְּיַחַד, לְקַיֵּם מַה שֶּׁנֶּאֱמַר: עַל מַצּוֹת וּמְרוׂרִים יֹאכְלֻהוּ.‏ In ...


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My family did this growing up and we were told is was to represent the tears cried, while celebrating new life. To always remember there is joy and sorrow. I always loved the taste of the dish.


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In fact, many aspects of the first seder are also Rabbinical. However, there is no difference: everything done at the second seder is identical to the first seder (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 496:2). Kiddush - the first stage of the seder - must be after nightfall (O.C. 472:1 - look up halachik nightfall for your location at myzmanim.com). That said, the ...



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