Mar 31, 2020
From our Siddur to the Seder 6: The Four Sons, Answering the Question or Answering the Child, by Rav Menachem Leibtag
In the shiur we study the famous Midrash that we quote in our Haggada, showing how the Midrash intentionally 'borrows' the questions from Chumash, but totally changes the answers - to teach how to relate...
Mar 30, 2020
From our Siddur to the Seder 5: Rosh Chodesh Nisan – the Busiest Day in the Bible, by Rav Menachem Leibtag
In this shiur, we trace the key events in the Torah from rosh chodesh Nisan in Egypt until rosh chodesh Nisan in the second year, when the Mishkan is assembled & God's shechina returns to the camp of Israel.
Mar 29, 2020
From our Siddur to the Seder 4: Remembering the Exodus, Once a Year or Once a Day, by Rav Menachem Leibtag
The thematic background for why the primary goal of our yearly celebration of the Exodus, is to enhance the practical meaning of our daily mention of the Exodus when we recite the shema in the morning and evening.
Mar 29, 2020
From our Siddur to the Seder 3: Ha Lachma Anya and the Jewish Home, by Rav Menachem Leibtag
The Biblical connection between the very first 'pesach' in Egypt and our own Seder, with a focus on the centrality of the Jewish home ["bayit"] in the very first commandment that Am Yisrael receives (in Shemot chapter 12).
Mar 23, 2020
Shiur #2 Kriat Shema and the Shemoneh Esrei, and their Connection to Yetziat Mitzrayim, by Rav Menachem Leibtag
This shiur will discuss the logic behind the first three blessings of the "bakasha" section of the Amida - and afterward the connection between kriat shema and the shemoneh esrei, with a focus on the third...