Category Archives: Pesach

Or HaMeir on the Four Children

A paraphrase of several teachings on Pesach and the Haggadah from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, Or HaMeir. Blessed be the Omnipresent One for giving the Torah to the Children of Israel. The Torah speaks of four children: the wise, the wicked, … Continue reading

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Three Masters on Song of Songs

In celebration of Pesach: three teachings on the opening verse of Song of Songs, each a little more challenging than the last. The Song of Songs, which is le’Shlomo.             שיר השירים אשר לשלמה From Levi … Continue reading

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Flint Into Fountains

A teaching by Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, from Or HaMeir, on the reading for the seventh day of Pesach. וַתִּקַּח מִרְיָם הַנְּבִיאָה אֲחוֹת אַהֲרֹן אֶת הַתֹּף בְּיָדָהּ וַתֵּצֶאןָ כָל הַנָּשִׁים אַחֲרֶיהָ בְּתֻפִּים וּבִמְחֹלֹת   Miriam the prophetess, the sister of … Continue reading

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Circles and Lines, or, The Original Women’s Liberation

A teaching on the Crossing of the Red Sea, from Kalonymus Kalman HaLevi Epstein, Maor VaShamesh, Parshat Beshalach וַתִּקַּח מִרְיָם הַנְּבִיאָה אֲחוֹת אַהֲרֹן אֶת הַתֹּף בְּיָדָהּ וַתֵּצֶאןָ כָל הַנָּשִׁים אַחֲרֶיהָ בְּתֻפִּים וּבִמְחֹלֹת: וַתַּעַן לָהֶם מִרְיָם שִׁירוּ לַי־הֹוָ־ה כִּי גָאֹה גָּאָה סוּס … Continue reading

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Happy Cleaning!

A teaching of Menahem Mendel of Kotzk, Ohel Torah, Parshat Tzav צַו אֶת אַהֲרֹן וְאֶת בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר זֹאת תּוֹרַת הָעֹלָ…הוְעָרַךְ עָלֶיהָ הָעֹלָה Command Aaron and his sons, saying, “This is the law of the burnt offering…lay the burnt offering on [the … Continue reading

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