Pesach and the Mishkan

So far in our review of the annual Torah reading cycle, “Campfire Torah” has taken us back to “In the Beginning”, brought us through the choosing of the Patriarchs, past miracles and plagues, seen the receiving of the Sinai Covenant, and ended with the construction of the Mishkan, which has culminated in the visible manifestation of Adonai in the midst […]

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Before the Seder

Before we ever get to the first night of Pesach, and the retelling of the Exodus story, we must do our best to rid our homes of leaven (another word for “leaven” is “yeast”). It has been said that the custom of “Spring cleaning” has its origins in the tradition of removing leaven from our homes for Pesach/Passover.

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Pesach Kasher v’Sameach!

Wishing all our friends a joyous Passover celebration! This time of year makes for some of the best memories for anyone who celebrates Passover. The sights, the sounds, the tastes, the smells. Oh, what a wonderful time of year! But this is not just a time to stuff ourselves and have a good time. The “appointed times” (mo’edim) given by […]

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