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Pesach Journal

Articles on the laws and ideas of the Seder and the Pesach holiday.


Is There a Mitzva to Eat Matza All Seven Days of Pesach?

by Rav Binyamin Tabory

The Tzitz Eliezer objected strongly to those who refrained from eating matza after the first night for fear that it had become chametz... Read More╗


"And You Shall Know / And Egypt Shall Know That I am the Lord"

by Harav Baruch Gigi

The exodus had two purposes - to educate both the Egyptians and the Jews... Read More╗


Remebering and Recounting the Exodus

by Rav Yair Kahn

R Chaim of Brisk famously distinguished between the mitzvot of zekhira and sippur. If we examine them closely, we will see that they are complementary... Read More╗

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