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Passover Lamb: Why is the bone not broken?

Sefer HaChinuch #16 explains breaking bones was the way of the poor and at the table of the seder we act as free and wealthy men (e.g., reclining) For it is not honorable for the sons of kings and ...
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What did they say instead of Ha Lachma Anya in Temple times?

(Pesudo)-Malbim in Midrash Haggadah advances the following theory. This passage originated in the Babylonian Exile (and thus is in Aramaic) and was recited on the afternoon before Pesach. It was ...
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Is the Afikoman meant to be a substitute for Korban Pesach?

The Rishonim dispute whether Hillel would wrap the Korban Pesach together with the Matza and Maror(Rashi Pesachim 115a s.v. Shehaya and Rashbam ad. loc. s.v. Korchan) or eat the Korban Pesach separate ...
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Is one supposed to eat the zero'ah (shank bone) from the Seder plate?

The Darkei Moshe (Rema) Orach CHaim 475,10 writes about the zeroa see points below for summary: כתב מהרי"ו בדרשותיו שצריך לצלות הזרוע והביצה מבע"י דהואיל שאינו אוכלו בי"ט אסור לצלותו בי"ט ונראה דאם ...
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Is one supposed to eat the zero'ah (shank bone) from the Seder plate?

Mishna Berura 473.4 sk 32 (לב) וכן נוהגין בעירנו - לצלות הביצה. ואסור לאכול הזרוע בלילה דאין אוכלין צלי בלילה אבל הביצה אף שהיא צלויה מותר שאין איסור צלי בביצה ולפ"ז אסור לצלות הזרוע בלילה אלא מבעו"...
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Did Rabbi Yehudah ben Bateira not come for the Regel?

Tosfos there explains ורבי יהודה בן בתירא שלא עלה לרגל י"ל שלא היה לו קרקע או זקן היה שאינו יכול להלך ברגליו דפטור מפסח כמו מראיה א"נ נציבין חו"ל היא כדמוכח בסיפרי בפ' ראה ועוד בתרגום ...
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Who wrote the introduction to the Pesach Sacrifice printed on Pesachim 57b

The Kollel Iyun HaDaf writes here the following: There are two exceptionally short pages (Amudim) of Gemara in Pesachim (57b and 99a) due to the printers' addition of extensive Halachic summaries of ...
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Why is the Biblical Second Temple Pesach not mentioned in Seder Korban Pesach?

For what it's worth, my Oz V'hadar Mesivta Haggadah, extended edition, does indeed include it in brackets (p. 57). In their discussion of the Minhag (p. 309) they reference the Ma'aseh Rav (§190), ...
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What is the significance of using specifically a chicken for the Zero'ah?

Chabad.org has an article titled "The Shank Bone (Zeroah)" that addresses this custom: (also referenced in the comments by @Yishai) Since the zeroa symbolizes the Paschal sacrifice, which was ...
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How could we bring korban pesach in egypt if it was served as a deity?

Intuitively, I expect that your first source is referring to a class of animals that's generally worshipped by a society, while your second source is referring to a particular animal that's been ...
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Does Passover sacrifice make atonement?

R. Menashe Klein authored an entire resopnsum on this topic (Mishneh Halakhot vol. XV: 150). He presents it as a matter of dispute with Levush (OH 468:1) and others, being of the opinion that it does ...
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Does Passover sacrifice make atonement?

I searched in Rambam hilchot Korban Pessach and if I don't miss something, no Kappara (atonement) is mentioned. Thanks to the answer of mevaqesh we can see here the Tif'eret Israel who is astonished ...
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Why didn't women complain about not being able to bring the Pesach?

According to the Sifri Bamidbar 6,22 Moshe kept on pushing off the Temeim (ritually impure people) by saying that they simply were not obligated at all to bring the Pesach Offering since they were ...
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Why does the servant register on a Pesach by himself?

The Rambam Hilchos Korban Pesach 3,2: באומר לעבדו צא ושחוט עלי וקבע לו ושכח העבד מה אמר לו רבו. והוא שיתן לו רועה של רבו גדי וטלה ויאמר לו שחוט שניהן כדי שתשחוט כמו שאמר לו רבך והרי אחד מהן שלך על ...
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Why can you put the Chagiga on the table with the Pesach?

Joel K suggested in the comments that, in fact, you're not allowed to put the Chagiga on the table with the Pesach lechatchila, for this reason. The Rambam relies on the other places where he paskens ...
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Why did everybody have to bring their own knife for slaughtering the Korban Pesach?

Building on the previous answer, there were a lot of knives needed and not a lot of time available. As the question goes on to ask, we see that the mikdash had the resources to provide everyone with ...
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Why did everybody have to bring their own knife for slaughtering the Korban Pesach?

As a practical matter each group had to bring a valid shechitah knife so that they could shecht the korban pesach on time. The knives at the bais hamikdash, besides not being enough for everyone, ...
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How can there be a custom which creates Nosar?

In fact, the Chofetz Chaim (Likkutei Halachos, Pesachim) is quoted to the effect that the custom can't override the mitzvah, and that the fat should be eaten. (The relevant volume of Likkutei Halachos ...
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How can there be a custom which creates Nosar?

Minchat Chinuch 8 suggests that maybe the prohibition to leave over from the korban only applies to those parts of it which are fit to be eaten. The fat of the gid hanashe is not fit to be eaten (due ...
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What sort of person are we prohibited from serving them the meat of the pesach offering?

Sefer HaChinuch 13 defines what is meant by an apostate: שלא נאכיל מן הפסח לישראל מומר לעבודה זרה We may not feed meat of the Pesach offering to a Jew who has apostatized to idol worship. (In this ...
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Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it

The explanation of [Rei 16:2] is brought to include both the korbon Pesach (flock) and the korbon Chagigah (herd). We know that the Korbon Pesach must only from the flocks (sheep and goats). Thus, ...
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Is one supposed to eat the zero'ah (shank bone) from the Seder plate?

Ben Ish Chay (Tzav 30) says not to eat it the first night or day of Pesach, but that you can roast it on Pesach anyway if you forgot to do so before Pesach. He implies that his responsum collection ...
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Why do we burn Tamei and Passul Karbanos Pesach on the 15th?

R. Ovadiah miBartenura explains that this mishnah is discussing a case where the korban pesach became impure or left Jerusalem on the fourteenth of Nissan. In such a case, it is burnt immediately on ...
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Why didn't women complain about not being able to bring the Pesach?

I just thought of this answer: The commandment to bring the Pesach the second year starts with: וְיַעֲשׂ֧וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל אֶת־הַפָּ֖סַח בְּמוֹעֲדֽוֹ׃ The Jewish people should bring the Pesach at ...
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Why are the Pesach sacrifice and Brit Milah so closely connected?

As a simple answer, these two mitzvos are two ways of disassociating from the Egyptians: Milah is a permanent, irreversible change to your body. The Pesach is a permanent social change. Once you ...
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Is the Afikoman meant to be a substitute for Korban Pesach?

Here is a wonderful Shiur at Olamot that addresses all that you asked. In short, it's a Machlokes why the Afikoman is eaten during the Seder, either because it is a Zecher of the Korban Pesach, or ...
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