Tuesday, April 23, 2019

My Passover 2019 Reading List

We attended and hosted wonderful seders this year! Thanks to my brother and sister-in-law for hosting the first night and for giving me so much to (a) think about, and (b) to eat!

Below are a list of links I collected up as Passover approached. The usual happened: whenever I thought I'd read the last word on a topic I realized there was more to learn and a fresh perspective to be gained.


https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/rabbinic-development-of-passover/
A fascinating timeline showing what parts of the seder come from what eras.

https://www.aish.com/h/pes/h/Bnei-Brak-Wise-Men.html
Thoughts on the B'nei Brak Seder

https://learn.conservativeyeshiva.org/berakhot-chapter-one-mishnah-five/
Source discussion of Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah's comments about reciting the Exodus at night.

http://templebnaitikvah.org/wp-content/uploads/seder-companion.pdf
Transliteration of Red and Gold haggadah

https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.26.5?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Source from the Torah of story section of the haggadah

https://www.movingtraditions.org/passover-metoo-and-a-mirror-on-your-seder-plate/
Suggestion: add a mirror to your seder plate for the Me Too movement.

https://elmad.pardes.org/2017/03/why-did-you-spill-the-wine/
Why do we spill drops of wine for the plagues?

https://books.google.com/books?id=iC1yObE8RSYC&pg=PA164&lpg=PA164&dq=why+do+we+spill+drops+at+blood+fire+pillars+of+smoke&source=bl&ots=qjgTrgCYrR&sig=ACfU3U2LfMYgaYByqlxvXFQ_uKhuSRKJxQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj6646b96LhAhXCTd8KHVv4AEoQ6AEwBHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=why%20do%20we%20spill%20drops%20at%20blood%20fire%20pillars%20of%20smoke&f=false
Commentary that connects the book of Joel with the 10 plagues

https://www.sefaria.org/Joel.3?lang=bi
Source from the book of Joel for linking the 10 plagues by text analysis.

https://www.sefaria.org/Kimcha_Davshuna_on_Pesach_Haggadah%2C_Magid%2C_The_Ten_Plagues.17.1?lang=bi
Why do we include Rabbi's Judah's abbreviation?

https://www.biu.ac.il/JH/Parasha/eng/metzora/avi.html
Why aren't there more mentions of Moses in the haggadah?

https://www.aish.com/h/pes/h/Dayenu-Many-Plagues.html
Thoughts on Dayenu and so many plagues.

http://www.jewishmag.com/151mag/yose_hagalili/yose_hagalili.htm
All about Rabbi

https://www.torahmusings.com/2012/04/the-seder-and-the-symposium/
Is the seder a symposium?

https://www.aish.com/atr/Why_First-borns_Killed.html?s=trh
Why were the first born killed?

https://thetorah.com/biblical-perspectives-on-the-haggadah/
Fresh perspective on a number of haggadah sections

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/rabbis-without-borders/what-does-dayenu-mean-today/
Thoughts on Dayenu

https://www.sefaria.org/Pesachim.116a?lang=bi
Source text for Rabbi Gamliel's statements

https://www.reparashathashavuah.org/blog-rabbi-david-etengoff-parashat-hashavuah/rabbi-soloveitchik-encounters-rabban-gamliel-two-questions
Thoughts on Rabbi Gamliel's statements

http://tenminutesoftalmud.blogspot.com/2017/04/mishnah-116a-rabban-gamliel-used-to-say.html
Are blind people exempt from recounting the story of the haggdah?

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/149717/origin-of-passovers-four-questions
Fresh perspective on a number of haggadah sections

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/important-judaica-n09687/lot.132.html
Details about a 15th century haggdah

https://images.shulcloud.com/95/uploads/The-Haggadah%E2%80%99s-Hidden-Hero-It%E2%80%99s-Not-Who-You-Think-Written-Shabbos-HaGadol-Derasha-57782.pdf
The hidden hero in the haggadah

http://rabbisacks.org/new-concept-freedom/
Rabbi Sachs on Freedom

https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.21.1?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Torah laws on slavery

http://www.jewishmag.com/112mag/frogsdogs/frogsdogs.htm
Frogs and Dogs

https://www.chabadwestside.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2445298
What do dogs have to do with Passover?

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