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Are we truly equal? We all know someone smarter, wiser, more capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative, than us. We also know people less wise, capable, industrious, resourceful, or creative than us. So, are we truly equal?
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Passover: Matzah and the Forbidden Fruit

March 20, 2021 – 10:30 pm | Comments Off on Passover: Matzah and the Forbidden Fruit26,506 views
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Matzah and the forbidden fruit? Most people would be surprised to learn that the two are linked, but that is because most people believe that the forbidden fruit was an apple. Our sages argued over the identity of this fruit, but no one thought it was an apple.
Rabbi Meir said …

Passover: Bland Matzah

April 13, 2019 – 10:58 pm | Comments Off on Passover: Bland Matzah2,893 views
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Have you ever noticed that we eat bland Matzah at the Seder table?
There are no spices in Matzah; we don’t add anything to give it zest because we want it to resemble the poor man’s bread. We don’t even add salt. In fact, we are not permitted to add salt …

Passover: No Salt Rule

March 25, 2018 – 12:23 am | Comments Off on Passover: No Salt Rule2,906 views
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Matzah has a no salt rule. It is made of flour and water. Nothing else. No liquids, no spices, not even salt. This is because the Matzah that we eat at the seder represents the poor person’s bread and the poor can’t afford to add flavor to their bread. The …

Passover: A Matzah Meditation

March 28, 2010 – 2:08 am | Comments Off on Passover: A Matzah Meditation5,321 views
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What is Matzah?
Almost everyone knows the answer to that one; it is the cracker like bread, round or square, hand or machine made, that we eat on Passover. True enough, say the Jewish mystics, but wrong answer; matzah is bread of faith. (1) How so?

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Passover: The Secret Path To A Moral Society

April 5, 2009 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off on Passover: The Secret Path To A Moral Society6,273 views
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Just Because
When was the last time you did the right thing just because? In a Capitalist society we are taught to ask, “What’s in it for me” before making an investment. Even our charitable contributions come with strings attached. We insist that our dollars be used for causes that serve …

Passover: A Wise Meditation

April 10, 2006 – 2:43 am | Comments Off on Passover: A Wise Meditation4,803 views
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The Wise Son
On the first night of Passover we are introduced to the four sons of the Haggadah. (1) Drawing on various verses from the Torah, the Haggadah teaches us that there are four types of students: the wise, the wicked, the foolish and the one who knows not how …