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The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, occurs for 7 days in Israel or 8 days in diaspora in the Spring, and celebrates the Exodus from Egypt in ancient times.

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Divrei Torah on the paragraph of ברוך המקום from the הגדה?

Exactly what it sounds like: Does anyone know any Divrei Torah on the paragraph of ברוך המקום from the הגדה?
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Why make acronyms for the plagues? [duplicate]

In the Haggada, Rabbi Yehudah makes acronyms for the 10 plagues. What was the purpose of making these acronyms?
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Why Are We Blunting His Teeth?

We all know the famous question about the Rasha in the Hagada - why are we blunting his teeth? Can everyone please write all the answers they know? (besides for famous gematria; Rasha - Teeth = Tzadik)...
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Minhag Oberland Selling Chametz

Does anyone by any chance know if the oberlander minhag is to sell chametz or not? Thank you very much
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Person sells chometz at home and travels west for Pesach. When does he get his chometz back?

Someone is going away from home for Pesach in a westerly direction. He sells his chometz in his home town through his Rav in his home town. Normally the chometz reverts back to the owner immediately ...
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Taste Testing Matzot

There is a common practice not to eat matzah preceding Pesach, either on erev Pesach or in the weeks before. The reason for this is so that matzah will be eaten on the Seder night with gusto. Faced ...
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Are Shibolim rice cakes kosher for Pesach without special hechsher? [closed]

Hoping someone knows the answer or can point me where to ask. We eat kitniyos on Pesach. I bought these Shibolim rice cakes from Walmart. Last year I recall getting it as well (I think from Amazon) ...
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Does Arba'a Banim mean four sons or four children?

I've seen Arba'a Banim translated as alternately four sons or four children. Are there any sources for whether the word "Banim" here means sons only or whether it should specifically be ...
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How is דרך חירות fulfilled nowadays with הסיבה?

Raavya (12th-13th centuries) writes that as it is no longer the case that folks recline on couches when eating (as was common during the Greco-Roman period) one should eat upright at the table. Hagaos ...
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Why no bracha on telling the story of the Exodus?

Relating the story of the Exodus is a Biblical commandment. Why is there no bracha on specifically that? An answer on this site says that we talk about the Exodus in the kiddush, but that does not ...
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Mafkir Chametz in a bin over Pesach [duplicate]

If bin/trash collection day is during or after Pesach, is it possible to leave chametz in the bin, do the bittul, and mafkir (disown and make ownerless) it, and leave it off the property (is that ...
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What else happened in Jewish history on Pesach

I know that many other monumental occasions occurred to happen on Pesach, specifically the first day eg; the birth of Yitzchak, Eisav selling the birthright to Yaakov, parts of the Purim story. Are ...
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Shopping during Pesach

Should one go to the store to shop during Chag haMatzot (Pesach), being that we have to stay away from chametz and leavening agents during the time?
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Is there a mitzvah of bedikat chametz in cars

According to Halacha are Jews obligated to do bedikat chametz before Passover in cars? Or no, is there not an active obligation to search for chametz before Pesach in cars?
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Parshas Achrei and Pesach

This year, on Erev Pesach (Monday, April 22, 2024) the Torah reading is parshas Achrei Mot. The Chabad-website notifies that the daily reading of Erev Pesach is the 2nd Portion (Vayikra (Leviticus) 16:...
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Baking matzah erev Pesach after chatzos

The Shulchan Aruch OH 458 says that the minhag is to make the matzos mitzvah for the Seder Night on Erev Pesach after noon (chatzos). נוהגים שלא ללוש מצת מצוה בערב פסח עד אחר שש שעות שהוא זמן הקרבת ...
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Order of the haggadah

Is there a logical order to the Haggadah, or is it just a collection of ideas/teachings relating to the exodus?
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Are there exceptions to pass exams during Passover?

Context: in France, access to some elite schools is done through an extremely competitive exam that takes place nationally for everyone at the same time. To take part, students go through two years of ...
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On Pesach, to which side does someone with situs inversus lean?

Situs inversus is a condition where the body’s internal organs are reversed, apparently including the esophagus and the trachea. Therefore, on Pesach, would a Jew with this condition lean on his ...
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Matzah baking in a frying pan - flipping the matzah

Do regular matzah bakeries flip the matzah in the middle of baking? I heard from a rabbi not to do that, but I see videos where they flip it. What are the issues here? Update: I want to make the ...
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May Jews own gift cards redeemable for Chametz on Passover [duplicate]

In Halacha, is it prohibited for Jews to own gift cards which can be redeemed for chametz over passover or no? Obviously they are prohibited from using it for chametz, but if there is a gift card for ...
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Baking matzah on tin foil

The poskim bring down (in OH 461) that there are people who bake matzah on a piece of paper. They all seem to say that you should not do it, but if you did the paper won't stop the heat from getting ...
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Rav Menashe Klein on 4 cups for Seder Night

This website quotes Rabbi Menasheh Klein author of Mishne Halachos. "Why did they establish 4 cups for Seder and not 5?...The Zohar in Parshat Shemini explains the Kohen may not enter the Holy ...
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If Using *Chamar Medinah* for Dalet Kosos, is an Alcoholic One Preferred?

As discussed previously, the Maharil ("father of Ashkenazic customs") says it's okay to use mead at the Seder if someone has no wine (or presumably is deathly allergic to it), and the Ramah ...
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Can non wine liquor be used for the four cups at Pesach [duplicate]

According to Halacha, can one use liquor/non wine alcohol for the four cups on Passover? Or no, is wine a requirement? Is it a Machloket amongst the poskim?
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Dayenu as a Question?

Someone mentioned there exists a haggadah where the dayenu's end with a question mark and each are understood to mean "would it have been enough?" as opposed to the traditional understanding ...
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Cleaning clothes before Passover?

Does one have to clean all their dirty clothes before Pesach (on the principle of being careful to washout all the chametz from their house)? What is the general Halakha for your clothing collections (...
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Birkat hamazon for chametz on Passover

On Passover, if a Jew consumes Chametz because they have to for Pikuach Nefesh, do they recite Birkat Hamazon afterwards? Of course this would be more than the minimum amount to be liable on Pesach, (...
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Making matzah at home

This is a follow-up question to 18 minute matzah cutoff (and see also Where does the notion that the *entire* matza process must be done in under 18 minutes come from?) I know this isn't the standard ...
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Passover obligations

https://www.sefaria.org/Pesachim.43b.2 Brings down women are obligated in matzah eating by Torah law due to the fact they are prohibited in chametz eating, are minors under bar/bat mitzvah age by ...
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Elijah's Presence

I do not have the source for this, but have heard that Elijah the Prophet attends every Brit Milah. In this lecture by Yosef Mizrachi, in the first 2 minutes he goes on to say that even after the Brit ...
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Raw pasta on Pesach

How can raw pasta be considered chametz on Pesach if it is not fit for consumption (אינו ראוי לאכילת כלב)?
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18 minute matzah cutoff

Having learned some of the sources for baking matzah (OH 453-461, more or less), I discovered something that surprised me. The time for how long it takes to (possibly) become chametz is given as a ...
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Remembering Queen Esther on Pesach

I came across this in the kitzur, about having a special food item on Pesach to remind us about the meals Queen Esther made. On the second day of Pesach, you should add an extra dish to the meal to ...
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Does anyone know the nusach for אפפוני חבלי מות that is sung in the movie Simon Magus?

I haven't seen the whole movie Simon Magus. It depicts 19th-century Poland. I saw a scene where a Pesach Seder is held. They're saying Hallel and I've never heard that melody for Psalm 116. They start ...
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In every generation they rise against us - WHO?

We read in the Hagaddah: וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ וְלָנוּ. שֶׁלֹּא אֶחָד בִּלְבָד עָמַד עָלֵינוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנוּ, אֶלָּא שֶׁבְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר עוֹמְדִים עָלֵינוּ לְכַלוֹתֵנוּ, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ ...
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Link between Pesach and the lamb

What is the meaning of the lamb on Pesach? Is it seen as an offer or is it rather the traditional/prescribed meal?
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If Moshiach comes between the first and second Pesach, will we offer the second Pesach? [duplicate]

B"H The Gemara in Pesachim says that the first Pesach is pushed off (to the second) if most of the congregation is tmei meis, but on the second Pesach, or is done even in tumah. The question ...
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What greetings are appropriate on Pesach Sheni?

Are standard Passover greetings appropriate for Pesach Sheni? E.g. חג פסח שמח? Or just חג שמח because it's not Passover proper? I'm guessing "gut yontiff" would not be appropriate as it is ...
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Is Bourbon chometz gomur or tarovot chometz?

On first look bourbon - legally >50% corn, usually 70%+ - is a mix of corn and chometz whiskey, so should be a chometz mix, not chometz gomur. (Assuming that wheat and barley whiskey & beer are ...
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Why don't we lain the Makkos on Pesach?

There are several portions in the Torah that discuss Pesach, and we lain most (if not all) of them on Pesach, plus the actual story of Kriyas Yam Suf. Why don't we, in a similar vein, read the Makkos ...
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Source for a Pesach niggun

I heard a niggun for ma nishtana this year (my recording here) that goes "ma-a-a nish-ta-na ha-a-a-a-layla ha-la-ayla-a-a-ha-ze" that apparently might be from somewhere in Poland and was on ...
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Must people who live in Tel Aviv bring the Korban Pesach during Temple times?

Mishna Pessachim 9:1-2 says, based on Num. 9:10, that someone who is on a long journey may bring the Korban Pesach on the 14th of Iyar. Rambam in Hilchot Korban Pessach 5:8 rules that the distance of ...
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What is Chametz?

During Pesach and Chag Matztzoth, there are many beliefs of what needs to be removed during this time, and what chametz actually is. I.e., there’s the removal of just yeast, then there’s the removal ...
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Jews in Mitzrayim

Where were the Jews Sprirtually holding during the 210 years in Egypt . How we balance they kept their jewish names /language/clothing verses gd had to redeem them or they wouldn't be redeemed?
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Does Bitul Bshishim apply to Chametz?

You’ve heard of the Halacha that a meat item smaller than a sixtieth in a dairy product is considered nullified, right? Well does that apply to something chametz in an otherwise non-chametz product?
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What is the logic of "You shall not abhor an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in that land."

What is the logic of the reason given in Deut 23:8, "You shall not abhor an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in that land." How does the Israelites living for a while as welcome (and then ...
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Using a public coffee grinder for pessach? [closed]

I'd love to buy some black whole bean coffee which as I understand would not need a kosher certification. Some stores (like Costco) only sell unflavored whole bean coffee. Can I use their grinders to ...
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Is it permissible to open a box of matzos on Shabbos or Yom Tov if necessary for the first night of Pesach? [duplicate]

My Yehuda Matzos box here says “Box should be opened before Shabbos and Yom Tov.” What if it is the first night of Pesach, and also Shabbos or Yom Tov, and an unopened box is the only one you have? ...
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Dipping Chalah in honey the first night of Succos?

The Tur (Orach Chaim 475), argues on the Rambam, who holds that one must dip the Matzah in Charoset, and the Tur not only disagrees with this, but even holds that by doing so, he would not have ...
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