Tsafun—Afikoman

Pesach 5773 / 2013 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The 12th step in our seder is called Tsafun—meaning hidden or secret. It follows the festive meal and marks the time for “dessert” which, at the seder, [...]

Haggadot of Maharal

Pesach 2012 / 5772 A Pesach Teaching Based on the Haggadot of Maharal[1] and Ari[2] Sarah Yehudit Schneider צא ולמד מה בקש לבן הארמי לעשות ליעקב אבינו, שפרעה לא גזר אלא על הזכרים ולבן בקש לעקור [...]

Inviting Our Inner Stranger

A Pesach Teaching 2010 / 5770 by Sarah Yehudit Schneider הָא לַחְמָא עַנְיָא דִּי אֲכָלוּ אַבְהָתָנָא בְּאַרְעָא דְמִצְרָיִם. כָּל דִּכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכוֹל. כָּל דִּצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי [...]

Matzah: Bread of Humility — Pesach 2008

Pesach 2008 / 5768 A Pesach Teaching from A Still Small Voice הא לחמא עניא – “This is the bread of humility [and of affliction that brings us to humility]” Kenesset Yisrael (the mystical Body of [...]