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Why do we eat Matzah to commemorate what we did when we left Egypt, when we were already commanded to do so long before we left?

See Shibolei HaLeket on the Haggada, who answers that Hashem knew that the Bnei Yisrael would leave in a hurry, and therefore commanded them based on the future. ואם תאמר הרי אנו אומרים מצה זו שאנו ...
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Does Arba'a Banim mean four sons or four children?

Similar to @Rabbi Kaii, my grandfather, Rav Eliezer ben David, would use the gmara (brachot 64a, see that this applies everywhere from Nazir 12b-13a) that says the word "בניך" - sons - can ...
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Does Arba'a Banim mean four sons or four children?

Midrash Sechel Tov Shemot 13:8 והגדת לבנך. זהו שאינו יודע לשאול, שהרי כנגד ארבעה בנים דברה תורה, ולכל אחד ואחד נתנה תורה דרך להשיב לפי עניינו, שהרי העולם נברא בארבע מידות של בני אדם, אחד חכם, ואחד ...
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Why does the Hagada say "אחד"?

For a deeper explanation: The Rebbe Rayatz (Likutei Diborim 3; 844) explains this to mean that both the chochom and the rasha have an "echad". It's just that the rasha's echad is concealed ...
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Is Kos shel Eliyahu pogum?

I attended the second Seder with Rav Yisroel Reisman. He used grape juice for Kos shel Eliyahu. He personally poured it directly back into the bottle at the end of the seder without regards to pogum.
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Why do we eat Matzah to commemorate what we did when we left Egypt, when we were already commanded to do so long before we left?

The answer to your question on Rabban Gamliel is that he really is quoting a verse in Deuteronomy: לֹא־תֹאכַ֤ל עָלָיו֙ חָמֵ֔ץ שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִ֛ים תֹּֽאכַל־עָלָ֥יו מַצּ֖וֹת לֶ֣חֶם עֹ֑נִי כִּ֣י ...
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