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Pesach

 “In every generation, we must see ourselves, as if it was we that left Egypt”.
This is the fundamental principle of the Seder night: in every generation, every year, we must see, and show, the newness, the relevance and the ancient new significance of the Exodus from slavery to freedom, of our being free, in the generations-old familiar framework of “Seder Night”.

Rabbi Gamliel, the great Tanna, defines the structure, and the minimal requirements of observing the mitzvah of “Telling the Tale (haggadah)”:
Rabbi Gamliel used to say “He who does not mention these three things on Passover, has not fulfilled his obligation, and they are:

Pesach, Matzah and Maror”.

Today, we shall consider what Rabbi Gamliel said, and its significance:

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...Because You Were Slaves: As part of the Rav Siach program, Masorti congregations in Israel conduct skyping sessions with their sister congregations around the world.

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They discussed the song "Out of Egypt" by Alma Zohar, an Israeli singer, songwriter and social activist. In this song, Zohar addresses the African refugee situation with references to Pesach

 

 

 

 

 

 

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