See links on this page for Passover Haggadah tidbits and insights to share at your Pesach Seder Table. Many (but not all) of these are adaptations of the incredibly rich and vast treasure house of Passover depth and inspiration, and unconventional visionary teaching from the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s (full-length) Haggadah.
These are a bunch of Haggadah tweets in 140 characters or less, many should be self-explanatory, others reflect deeper teachings in nutshell form.
THE “ARCHWAYS” BOOKLET
We published a series of “Archways” holiday booklets during Covid for students and alumni to appreciate the holiday at home. See the Passover “Archways” edition here from 5781/2021.
OUR HAGGADAH INSIGHTS ON FACEBOOK LIVE
See this post for links to 7-17 minute daily FB Live videos with Passover Haggadah Insights for the 2 weeks leading up to Passover.
DYING FOR CHAMETZ?
Whenever you get sick of Matzah and yearning for some Chametz, here’s a short powerful read and image to keep in mind: https://www.shabboshouse.org/prayer-for-eating-chametz-on-passover-in-bergen-belsen-1944/
THREE PASSOVER WORDS
Rabban Gamliel (in the Haggdah) makes a very big deal about these three key Passover words this may add a little insight.
A STORY FOR THE SECOND SEDER
My Zeide Reb Moshe Rubin often told this story on 2nd Seder. It’s a telling story about the message in Tanya Chapter 41. https://www.shabboshouse.org/second-seder-was-better-than-the-first/ and my daughter Bluma’s twist on that story with eating Matzah: https://www.shabboshouse.org/mendels-messages/blumas-twist-old-pesach-story/
WHY SHMURAH MATZAH
about the Rebbe and Shmurah Matzah: https://www.shabboshouse.org/the-rebbes-big-project-shmurah-matzah/ hopefully explains why we go all out and what makes Shmurah Matzah different – especially for the Seder!
JEWISH BODY LANGUAGE
some thoughts about reclining at the Pesach Seder: https://www.shabboshouse.org/whats-your-jewish-body-language/
MEMORIES OF PASSOVER PREP IN TASHKENT RUSSIA
My father-in-law Rabbi Galperin, shared in 2015 some of his childhood and teen memories of Passover preparations and celebration from Tashkent Russia. https://www.shabboshouse.org/memories-of-making-matzah-passover-preparations-in-tashkent-russia/
AFIKOMAN AS DESSERT & BAUMEL’S TZITZIT
Zecharia Baumel’s remains were recovered after 37 years since the Lebanon War. What they found him with and how that explains a rule about the Afikoman.
3 WAYS TO DISOWN CHAMETZ BEFORE PASSOVER
Spoiler alert: We do all three!
A TALE OF 2 VERSES AND BERESHEET’S LUNAR CRASH -AND PASSOVER
Israel’s first valiant attempt in 2019 to land on the moon ended in a crash just before moon landing – two lessons learned.
THIS IS THE MATZAH OF MY FOREFATHERS
A modern day story about how Matzah works out better when we connect with our past.
A PASSOVER WISH: FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY
This pre-Passover letter of the Rebbe speaks for itself and needs no commentary.
3 THOUGHTS FOR PASSOVER 5781 / 2021
Every year has its own specialty, these 3 thoughts are especially relevant for Passover 5781/2021 but may have relevance for other Passovers as well.
Plus we have a bunch of Torah-Tuesdays that are Passover-related, including The Rebbe’s Unconventional Wisdom on the Four Sons, Seder Song Symbolism, Passover Laws in Nutshell Form, and other topics. You can browse them by Spring semester on the Torah-Tues Archive page Alumni: email us for that class in PDF format.