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Seder Gems - Night One

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Enrich Your Seder Night with Profound Insights

This Pesach, enable your community to connect deeply with the timeless wisdom of the Torah and the profound insights of Chasidic teachings through our thoughtfully curated Seder Gems. These resources are crafted to enrich your communal Seder discussions, offering paths to not only understand our cherished heritage but also to live it.

Here’s a preview of this year’s Seder Gems for the First Night



Dive into an enlightening Seder Gem that intertwines biblical valor with cutting-edge psychology. Unveil how Joshua and Caleb's fearless perspective—mirrored in university studies on perception involving athletes—teaches us that challenges aren't as daunting as they seem. This insight sets the stage for a transformative Seder, empowering us to see obstacles as opportunities, guiding us to transcend our personal Egypts and embrace true freedom.


מַצָּה וּמָרוֹר מֻנָּחִים לְפָנֶיךָ - Judaism as Music: To Be Played, Not Argued

Discover how the Seder turns the teachings of the Torah into a vivid experience. Matzah and bitter herbs are not merely foods; they are profound symbols that bring the story of Exodus to life at our tables. Like a beautiful piece of music, Judaism is best expressed not through argument, but by engaging in its practices, creating a harmonious experience that resonates deeply, teaching and inspiring us all.


וְהִיא שֶׁעָמְדָה - The Triumph Stone: A Monument of Miracles

Explore the Merneptah Stele, an ancient monument with the first known external mention of Israel, originally proclaiming defeat. Now, it stands as a powerful testament to Jewish resilience and survival through centuries. This artifact not only highlights our historical adversities but also celebrates our enduring spirit and the miraculous continuity of the Jewish people.


כָּל הַבֵּן הַיִּלּוֹד הַיְאֹרָה תַּשְׁלִיכֻהוּ - From Martial Arts to Heart Arts: Batya’s Legacy

Explore the profound impact of empathy illustrated by Batya, who recognized Moses not by intellect but through compassion, and a martial artist in Japan who learned that care outweighs combat. These narratives teach that empathy can bridge gaps, turning everyday interactions into deeply spiritual experiences and reinforcing our connections to the divine.


כְּאִלּוּ הוּא יָצָא מִמִּצְרַיִם - From Moth to Moonlight: Our Liberation Story

Consider the metaphor of moths drawn to artificial lights, mirroring our own entrapment by primitive desires and limitations. Passover symbolizes a journey from these constraints towards freedom, urging us to transcend our 'moth mindset' and embrace growth and purpose. This festival redefines our personal narratives, inviting us to break free from self-imposed boundaries and step into our potential, guided by our higher instincts towards the promise of liberation.


כָּל הַנִסִּים אֲנַחְנוּ חַיָבִים לְהודות... אֶת - Miracle or BBQ? Moses’ Fiery Encounter

Imagine encountering a bush ablaze yet untouched by the flames. Moses' reaction—to investigate rather than dismiss—reveals a profound truth. Our lives are strewn with such "burning bushes," moments brimming with wonder and divine messages. Do we stop to notice them? Inspired by Moses, let’s embrace these opportunities to uncover the divine in our everyday lives, transforming ordinary experiences into gateways of spiritual discovery.


פְּתַח הַדֶּלֶת - Elijah’s Door: A Journey Beyond Anne Frank’s Attic

Witness the transformation from Anne Frank's hidden life to a proud, public affirmation of Jewish identity. Dara Horn's poignant observations highlight the contrast between commemorating past tragedies and celebrating vibrant Jewish life today. This Passover, as we open our doors for Elijah, we symbolize our refusal to hide, boldly inviting the world to witness our faith and resilience. The Rebbe taught that the best way to fight antisemitism is by living our traditions openly and proudly. Tonight, we proclaim: Our strength lies not in secrecy, but in proudly living out our traditions.


לשָׁנָה הַבָּאָה בִּירוּשָׁלָיִם - Impossible to I’m Possible: Abraham and the Stars

Embrace the story of Abraham and Sarah, where G-d’s challenge to count the stars symbolizes transcending the 'impossible.' This narrative inspires us to tackle life's challenges with the same faith that turned dreams of a homeland into the reality of Israel. As we gather around our Seder tables, let's remember that within 'IMPOSSIBLE' lies 'I'm possible!' This Passover, reflect on our journey from improbable dreams to realized promises, affirming our limitless potential through faith and perseverance.


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