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Thursday, 14 April 2011 21:24

order of leaving egypt

art-haggadaIt is no small thing that the middah associated with the beginning of Pesach this year is seder (order). Drawing from insights I have heard and read from great scholars of our tradition, the general irony of seder in the midst of Pesach has not escaped me.

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Sunday, 03 October 2010 23:08

life for rent

art-waitfreedomThe Sages teach, and this is widespread in Jewish thought, that man must act in even a small way in order to open the gates for Hashem to respond from above.

"Open to Me as the opening of the eye of a needle and I will open to you as the great entrance to the Temple hall." --Zohar 3:95a; Pesikta Rabati 15:6

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