SEDER NIGHT IS A JOURNEY

April 7th, 2016

Rabbi Dunner examines a number of Pesach related topics.

Why are we encouraged to immerse ourselves on Seder night in the details, the emotions, and the associated symbols and Halakhot of the event that we know as Yetziat Mitzrayim? Why is it so important? What do we expect to achieve by telling -­‐ once again -­‐ this familiar epic tale? What is it meant to do for us?

The Seder is quite a fantastic ceremony. It draws upon the power of story-­telling, the togetherness of family, the sense of surprise and playfulness, role-play, culinary symbols, intellectual curiosity, familiar songs, and of course the innocence and appeal of participating children. What does it all mean? Discover how it cuts to the core of Jewish identity.

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