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17 - The Pesach Seder - Making it Real, Making it Relevant
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
On the night of the Pesach seder we tell the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim to our children. We do not appoint anyone to accomplish this all-important task- rather, we ourselves the the story of the foundation of our nation. In this shiur, we discuss 5 goals and messages that we want to convey. We talk about the sensitivity and chessed of a Jew, the importance of questions, making it personal, our mission and purpose, and the importance of simcha.
18 - Haggadah - Privilege & Obligation
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Emunah 6 - Pesach
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Gevuros Hashem - Chapter 52 - Haggadah Shel Pesach
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Hagaddah - A Story of Empathy and Compassion
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Hagaddah - As If You Left Mitzrayim
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Hagaddah - The Basis of our Faith
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah as Testimony
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series - Part I - Teaching the Foundations of Faith
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
We have constant reminders in our daily tefillos and throughout the Torah that Hashem is our G-d Who took us out of Mitzrayim. There are four explanations to the fundamental question of why it is so important to remember Yetzias Mitzrayim. These concepts form the building blocks of what we are supposed to gain from the seder, and the essential principles of our faith which we give over to our children on seder night.
Haggadah Series - Part II - Questions & Answers - Slavery & Freedom
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The haggadah is written in question answer format in order for us to explain the mitzvos that we are doing on Pesach. Even if a person is alone, he is required to explain the mitzvos of the night through questions and answers. As servants of Hashem, we have the freedom to ask questions, and are told how what we do is the best thing us. This is true liberation--receiving answers to our questions, with the knowledge and understanding that the mitzvos we are doing can help us to reach our full potential.
Haggadah Series - Part III - Identifying with the Jewish People
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In the haggadah we read that every person is supposed to view themselves as if he himself left Mitzrayim. This does not require imagination; rather, we need to view ourselves as part of the chain of Klal Yisroel, part of a whole entity that was redeemed from Mitzrayim. It is a matter of our identity. Our tool for conveying this is the power of speech, as we tell over the story to our children. Through the positive power of speech, we are able to build a sense of connection and identity, and know that we are part of something greater, a nation that is bound by a covenant with Hashem that spans time.
Haggadah Series - Part IV - The Home and the Mikdash
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Throughout the geulah process of Sefer Shemos, we are getting back to a place where Hashem's shechinah rests among us, just like it did with the Avos. However, there is a difference between the centralized mishkan, and the presence of Hashem on each and every home. On the original night of Pesach, each home served as the mishkan, with the doorposts serving as the mizbeach, We try to build this special, unique environment of Pesach, bringing people together in the home, united by the presence of Hashem and a greater goal.
Haggadah Series - Part V - The Core Text of the Haggadah - Bikkurim
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The body of the haggadah mainly consists of the concise story of Mitzrayim found in Parshas Bikkurim, rather than the more elaborate descriptions of Sefer Shemos. There are 3 elements that we discuss: a springboard for drashos (deeper explanations), our appreciation for Hashem's miracles, and the answer to the mystery of the missing 5th cup for “V'heiveisi�. We also discuss how to celebrate the Seder without the Beis Hamikdash and Eretz Yisroel.
Haggadah Series 5776 Part I - Sefer HaBris
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5776 Part II - The Sacred Bris
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5776 Part III - Renewing the Bris
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5776 Part IV - Yosef at the Seder Part I- Moshe Took the Bones of Yosef - Two Phases of Galus and Geulah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5776 Part V - Yosef at the Seder Part II- Two Redemptions
by Rabbi Moshe Hauer
Haggadah Series 5776 Part VI - Yosef at the Seder Part III- Smart Miracles
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5776 Part VII - Yosef at the Seder Part IV - Bread and Wine
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5777 - Part I - G-d's Promise
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5777 - Part II - Lavan in the Haggadah I
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Series 5777 - Part III - Lavan's Loving Threat
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Workshop Part I: Questions & Answers:Lessons for Seder Night
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Haggadah Workshop Part II: The Essence of the Story-Two Perspectives
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Mussar Chabura: Special Edition - Pesach & Freedom
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pachad Yitzchok - Pesach - Krias Yam Suf
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pachad Yitzchok - Pesach 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pachad Yitzchok - Pesach 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Parshas Tzav - Chametz and the Ravages of Time
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Parshas Tzav - Korban Todah & Pesach
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach & Eliyahu Hanavi, Parents & Children
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Eliyahu Hanavi is identified as coming to a bris, and coming to the seder. In the last nevuah (prophecy), it says that Eliyahu will come and return the hearts of fathers through their children, and children through their fathers. This power of Eliyahu, preserving the future through being zealous for Hashem, is evident in both of these occasions. A child represents the future, and we try to pass on our legacy and impart our mesorah to our children. This obligates us to become better, working to be examples for our children and to answer their questions. On the night of Pesach, we give to our children, enabling them to move forward and become our future.
Pesach - Eliyahu HaNavi and Moshe Rabbenu
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach - Eliyahu Hanavi's Cup and Chair
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach - Moshe's Miracles
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The nissim(miracles) that Moshe performed are qualitatively different from any other navi (prophet). Moshe did miracles in front of the entire nation, unlike other neviim, who performed miracles for small groups of people, or in homes of individuals. Additionally, Moshe acted as a direct emissary of Hashem, performing exactly what Hashem wanted, not as an agent who fulfills Hashem's will without the specific knowledge or ability to differentiate between exactly who deserves consequences and who does not. On the night of Pesach, we aim to follow this approach of Moshe—tailoring the telling of Yetzias Mitzrayim to each individual child, as opposed to taking a ‘wholesale approach’.
Pesach and Freedom
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach II - Halacha & Hagadah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach Q & A
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Pesach Rediscovered - Part I - Celebrating the Power of Speech
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The power of speech and the power of free choice are two abilities that are unique to humans. In Mitzrayim, we suffered from a failure to use the power of speech properly. On the night of Pesach, we use our power of speech and free choice in the proper way, choosing to speak about miracles. Yetzias Mitzrayim is part of a broader picture, bringing us back to the way Adam was before the chet (sin). When we tell the story over to our children, we use the power of speech to affirm what man is supposed to be when we came out of Mitzrayim.
Pesach Rediscovered - Part II - From Dependence to Partnership
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
We sing the song of dayeinu, thanking Hashem for all of the continuous chessed He bestows upon us. Through Yetzias Mitzrayim, we transition from being the recipients of pure chessed, to the recipients of Hashem's kindness along with expectations that come with Matan Torah. We are fortunate to be entering this realm of chessed combined with din (justice), as our relationship becomes a deeper partnership, rather than mere dependence.
Pesach Rediscovered - Part III - Renewed Responsibility
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
On Pesach, we are mekabel ol malchus Shamayim--we accept the yoke of Hashem as king upon ourselves. We have left Mitzrayim, and are no longer under the jurisdiction of a kingdom who wishes to prevent us from serving Hashem. Our acceptance of Hashem as king is not a once in a year obligation--rather, we fulfill it every day when we recite krias shema. Every day, we renew our commitment, just as every day, Hashem renews the world. This koach (power) of hischadshus (renewal) is the power of the yetzer tov, and gives the strength and vitality to renew our commitment to Hashem, especially accessed on the night of the Seder.
Remembering Yetzias Mitzrayim: Privilege & Obligation
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Rosh Chodesh Nissan Shuir - Women and Pesach
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Preparing for Pesach is not just about getting rid of chametz. As women, it is important to prepare for Pesach by emulating Miriam Haneviah, whose faith in the redemption led to the birth of Moshe Rabbeinu. She brought tambourines along with her in order to sing praises to Hashem. As we head towards the season of renewal, let us infuse our houses with the joy and hope toward the future, emulating Miriam's optimism and faith as we prepare for Pesach.
Rosh Chodesh Nissan- 4 Pesach Points
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
In this Rosh Chodesh shiur, we discuss 4 ideas to give sharper focus to the month and to Pesach. The she'eino yodeah lishol, the child who doesn't know how to ask, does not simply refer to a young baby; rather, someone who does not ask because they do because they are supposed to. As free people, we encourage questions and are supposed to find meaning in what we are doing in order to understand and appreciate it. Additionally, Pesach is a Yom Tov of zerizus (alacrity), when we have excitement and energy because we are free to do this, not because we are forced. It is important to incorporate the joy in this mitzvah, and make preparations and the time something to look forward to and enjoy. Lastly, it is critical that we identify with the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim as part of Klal Yisroel, and part of the big picture.
Seder Companion.pdf
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The notes below distill the fundamental goals and purpose of the Pesach Haggadah. They are meant to be basic but thorough, a starting point for a clear understanding of the Haggadah's magnificent structure and content. Please do not read them all at once as an article but one paragraph at a time, as you reach or study the referenced paragraph in the Haggadah. It is my hope and prayer that these notes will enhance your Seder experience.
Special Haggada Shuir 5774 Part 1
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Maharal on Haggadah Shel Pesach
Special Haggada Shuir 5774 Part 2
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
Maharal on Haggadah Shel Pesach
The Haggadah as Sefer HaBris
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The Laws of Pesach for Women 5767
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe
The Mitzvah of Haggadah
by Hauer, Rabbi Moshe