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A Tale of Two Sedarim: Lod and B'nei Brak (expanded version)

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Mar 22, 2021
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Pesach 

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In the shadow of the destruction, at the end of the first century, the future of Hag haPesach was as yet undetermined; would it be maintained as if nothing had changed? Would it lose its powerful grip on Jewish commitment to history and destiny due to the absence of the Korban Pesach? It seems that two different approaches emerged in that first generation - best seen by contrasting the story of the sages in B'nei Brak with that of Rabban Gamliel and the elders in Lod. We then chart these two themes throughout the Haggadah, identifying those phrases and expressions which seem to belong to each approach and finding the harmony between two competing narratives.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Eric Goldstein on the occasion of the yahrtzeit of his father Louis Goldstein z”l, Yehudah Leib ben Nosson Notteh z”l and by Miriam and Alan Goldberg and family to mark the yahrzeit of Samuel Goldberg, R’ Shmuel Meir ben R’ Eliyahu HaCohen z”l