Pesach Songs – What’s Your Fave?

My favorite Passover song is Adir Hu. (Click on the words to  listen. I don’t know who that guy is, but he sings a mean Adir Hu.) I like it for no other reason than that I love the melody. The optimism of the tune matches the optimism of the lyrics, which mean: “May GodContinue reading “Pesach Songs – What’s Your Fave?”

Thoughts for Pesach 5770

Here are 2 readings I put together for this year’s seder. Feel free to use them at your own tables, or to pass them on. Chag Kasher V’sameach! Freedom and Slavery Avadim hayinu. Once we were slaves in Egypt Ata v’nei chorin. And the Eternal took us out of that place. With freedom comes responsibility.Continue reading “Thoughts for Pesach 5770”

Mai Chanukah: A Text Study and Food for Thought

Just for fun, a text study with discussion questions on Talmud Shabbat 21b, the page of the Talmud that discusses the laws of Chanukah. Commentary by Rabbi Micah Streiffer (rabbistreiffer@templekolami.ca) Our Rabbis taught: The law of Chanukah requires that every each person should light one lamp for himself and his household. (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 21b)Continue reading “Mai Chanukah: A Text Study and Food for Thought”