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Seder Gems - Night Two

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This Pesach, let us bring the timeless wisdom of the Torah and the profound insights of Chasidic teachings into our homes and hearts. Our carefully curated Seder Gems are crafted to illuminate your community's discussions at the Seder table, providing pathways not only to understand our cherished heritage but also to live it. These teachings beckon us to deepen our Yiddishkeit, strengthening our commitment to our traditions and to each other.

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

כָּל דִצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח - Cookie Thief: A Passover Tale of Freedom Unwrapped

In an airport lounge, a woman misjudges a man she thinks is stealing her cookies, only to discover they were his, and he was sharing. This tale sheds light on the perils of quick judgments. As we gather for the Passover Seder, it echoes the invitation to open our hearts, urging us to welcome others with understanding. This story beautifully illuminates the Passover message: true freedom is found in our connections and shared humanity. Let us embrace this season by extending an open invitation, celebrating our interconnected lives.


כָּל הַבֵּן הַיִּלּוד הַיְארָה תַּשְׁלִיכֻהוּ - Is an Antisemite Simply a Friend We Haven't Helped?

Explore the deep roots of antisemitism through history, from Pharaoh's irrational decree to Nazi Germany's self-destructive hatred and a telling Midrash about Emperor Hadrian. This analysis reveals how antisemitism often defies logic, showcasing the dangers of assuming such hatred can be resolved through rational dialogue alone. Uncover why remembering these lessons is crucial for confronting and understanding the true nature of antisemitism today.


עֶשֶׂר מַכּוֹת - Moses’ Guide: Divine Hacks for Modern Plagues

Discover how Moses’ confrontation with the Egyptian magicians reveals a timeless truth: unleashing chaos is easy, but quelling it demands divine wisdom. Today, as we grapple with global crises akin to biblical plagues, this lesson becomes crucial. The path to resolving such modern calamities doesn't rely on might but on moral leadership and justice, principles that Moses championed. Learn how these ancient strategies can guide us through today's turbulent times, offering a blueprint for genuine peace and recovery.


 מֵעַבְדוּת לְחֵרוּתDivine Laws: The Ultimate Freedom Hack

In "The Ultimate Freedom Hack," we uncover the profound significance behind God's introduction as the liberator from Egypt, prioritizing freedom over creation. This insight sets the stage for exploring historical examples like the breaches of the Great Wall of China and the foresight of American founders, emphasizing the vital role of virtue in sustaining democracy. By interweaving Talmudic stories with modern societal issues, this piece illustrates that liberty derive not from physical defenses but from the steadfast adherence to G-d’s moral laws.


חֲרוֹסֶת - Unraveling the Sweet Mystery of Charoset

"Unraveling the Sweet Mystery of Charoset" explores the surprising joy found in the traditional Passover dish, representing the mortar used by Jewish slaves in Egypt. This insight discusses how Charoset's sweetness transcends its historical context, symbolizing the inherent value and satisfaction found in work, even during times of oppression. It challenges us to find fulfillment in our endeavors and to recognize work as a continuous source of personal and communal enrichment.


 הָיְתָה יְהוּדָה לְקׇדְשׁוֹ - A Girl’s Exodus with Lincoln

Discover a poignant tale of liberation where Abraham Lincoln, moved by the injustice at a slave market, purchases and frees a young girl. This act of emancipation mirrors the biblical Exodus, where the Jews didn't just escape slavery but chose a covenant with God, embracing divine guidance and purpose. This story highlights how true freedom involves making choices that elevate and fulfill us. Like the Jews who chose to follow God after their liberation, the girl chooses to follow Lincoln, symbolizing her step towards a life guided by gratitude and newfound purpose.


תִּזְכֹּר אֶת יוֹם צֵאתְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ - ‘Let My People Grow’: The Rebbe's Guide to Escaping Your Inner Egypt

Begin each day anew with the Rebbe’s profound insight, exploring the journey from bondage to liberation. This path is mirrored in nature and in our own experiences: first, the plant, thriving with basic sustenance; next, the animal, requiring freedom to explore; and finally, the human spirit, represented by an acorn poised to become a grand oak. This meditation encourages us beyond mere physical freedom, inspiring us to expand our intellectual and spiritual horizons. By embracing this daily renewal, we discover enduring joy and the essence of true liberation.

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