The Mishna 4 of the 10th Perek of Pesachim ends with "And he expounds from the passage (Sefaria):

מַתְחִיל בִּגְנוּת וּמְסַיֵּם בְּשֶׁבַח, וְדוֹרֵשׁ מֵאֲרַמִּי אוֹבֵד אָבִי, עַד שֶׁיִּגְמֹר כֹּל הַפָּרָשָׁה כֻלָּהּ

"An Aramean tried to destroy my father” (Deuteronomy 26:5) until he concludes explaining the entire section."

Seems like on a surface level, we would need to read the entire section of אֲרַמִּי אוֹבֵד אָבִי which is Parshat bikkurim, but in the Hagadah of Pesach we don't read Parshat Bikkurim entirely. Why is it?

  • How much do you want us to read?
    – Double AA
    Mar 19, 2021 at 17:01
  • @DoubleAA, when the Mishna says the entire section, what do YOU understand?
    – Eli83
    Mar 19, 2021 at 17:49
  • It says until he finishes explaining Thus we have the explanation after the words of that section, not just reading the words. Mar 19, 2021 at 18:02
  • Maybe a dupe?..
    – kouty
    Jun 12, 2022 at 18:45

1 Answer 1


some meforshim say….

it means

until you finish the whole parsha that pertains to “arame oivaid avi”

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