Passover Seder

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Passover Seder

Before leaving Passover this year, I request one more word about the Passover Seder.

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Shabbos HaGadol

I often go the Shabbos HaGadol drasha of Rav Yitzchak Rubin Shlita in Har Nof.

A number of years ago he made a point which went deeply into my heart and really serves as an introduction to everything that I have written about the Passover Seder and the Passover Haggadah.

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At the Passover Seder

He stressed that there is a difference between the Passover Seder night and other Mitzvahs. At the Passover Seder the children come to the father, and the grandchildren to the Zaidy, and the seder is the setting where the tradition is passed on from one generation to the next. Given the centrality of Yetzias Mitzraim, the exodus from Egypt, in Mitzvah observance, I remind you of the long (Torah Commentary of the) Ramban at the end of the Parashah of Bo, the Seder night is really a time when the fundamentals of Yiddishkeit can be given over to the children and the grandchildren, including guidance to the children how to pass it over (pun intended) to their children. Much more than just a dry technical Mitzvah, through the recitation of the Passover Haggadah and the rest of the Passover Seder night, the framework is there to give over the actual Mesorah, the main basic fundamentals of Yiddishkeit.

… Kain Nizkeh La’asoso …

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