CHAD GADYA (2) & ARAMI OVED AVI

April 14th, 2016

Rabbi Dunner concludes his examination of Chad Gadya, and then delves into the chapter from Devarim that was used as the Bikkurim declaration in Temple times: “Arami Oved Avi”. This declaration is mandated as part of the Haggada in the Talmud, but its inclusion is puzzling, particularly as the version we have in our Haggada is incomplete.

Why are we talking about Lavan at Seder night? What relevance does this declaration have to our obligations on Seder night?

Rabbi Dunner explores the commentaries to show how this specific paragraph cuts to the essence of our obligations on Seder Night.

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