Is Ha Lachma Anya a Farce?

by R. Gil Student The Pesach Seder’s section of Magid – the storytelling part – begins with a declaration in Aramaic, the spoken Jewish language in ancient times. It states: “This is the bread of poverty (lachma anya) which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are needy ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:12

by Joel Rich Re: Praying for something which is currently unknown (e.g. sex of a baby). There are conflicting sources on the issue, I’ve often thought that this conundrum is something that is existentially part of creation much like R’YBS on bein hashmashot , Perhaps when we are able to figure out the double slit experiment and how the electron ...

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The Mishkan at Night

by R. Gidon Rothstein The Mishkan at Night, Its Staff, and How the Torah Tells Us About It The Mizbe’ach at Night Parshat Tzav starts with rules for an olah, the offering burnt completely to Hashem. Such an offering, we are told, can be burned on the mizbe’ach, the altar, all night. Ramban quotes Rashi (and will build from there); Rashi noted two teachings of the verse: first, hekter chalavim ...

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