And the farmer can’t help but feel a sense of pride. After all, it was his wisdom that led him to choose corn, not like that fool of a guy next door who planted wheat.
As Jews, we seem obsessed with Yetziat Mitzraim. We are obligated to recall the day that we left Mitzraim, twice a day. Yetziat Mitzraim...
This is a night of giving thanks to Hashem!
Prayer is another area where we distinguish between kiyum hamitzvah and maaseh mitzvah.
The Netziv answered that there is a difference between a piece of bread that was cut already in front of you, and one that was cut from beforehand.
Dayenu is not a song of complaint; it is rather a song of thanksgiving to God.
Our ability to teach is only successful if done by example.
Outside of the High Holidays, Pesach is probably the most celebrated biblical holiday for the majority of Jews.
So what type of praise is it that Aaron followed orders?
Yachatz is not mentioned in the Gemara. What is the foundation for yachatz?
Why is it necessary to invite people to eat from the korban Pesach?
Did you ever notice that immediately upon being granted our freedom from Egypt, the Jewish people accepted upon themselves the yoke of a new master – Hashem?
Why does Torah make the priests go through a long and seemingly bizarre induction ceremony?
Often people in important positions separate from everyday people & tasks-NOT the Kohen Gadol
Rambam warns that a festival meal without taking care of the needy isn't fulfilling simchat yom tov
These four parshiyos are viewed as steps in a progression toward Pesach, the Yom Tov of teshuvah m’ahavah, of returning to Hashem out of love.
The obvious conclusion from this passage is that when the third Beis HaMikdash is built, since we, unlike the Jews who left Egypt, would not have the need for sacrifices, they would apparently not be part of the service.
If my garment is clean, then I will be careful about maintaining its beauty. If it is soiled, I will not be as careful.
The Ran asks why the Gemara concludes that since we are unsure which two of the four we must recline for, that we must recline for all four.
Though God can’t benefit from gifts to him the best way to create a relationship is by giving to Him
Judaism was so democratic that not only did it reject familial and economic aristocracy, it rejected intellectual aristocracy as well. We have many laws to honor Torah scholars.
"Adam" speaks to the universal dimension of the Temple. He is the parent of all humankind.
It is no coincidence that Nissan marks the start of spring, when nature comes alive in all its glory.
Before we embark on a major project or make a fateful decision we must get a wide-range of views and perspectives.
So we see that both in the Mishkan, and in the creation of the world, Hashem held back. That is what we do on Shabbos. We hold back our desire to be creative and restrict our activities.