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Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread

Zman Cheruteinu: The Season of Our Liberation

Significance of Passover

Lessons on Passover

The most important thing to remember about Passover! (2 min)

Passover and Kabbalah (2min)

The mystical meaning of Passover terms (2 min)
Rabbi Alon Anava - Why is Tonight Different? (19 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava - Seeing miracles on Passover (33 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava - Pesach: Leave your limitations behind (39 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava - The real meaning behind leaving your chametz (1h 57 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava  How Pesach can improve you emunah (faith) (27 min)

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz - Pesach: Reliving the Exodus (45 min)

Rabbi David Gottlieb - The Hidden Depths of the Passover Haggadah (38 min)

Rabbi Aharon Walkin - Pesach: Walking with God (m

Rabbi Akiva Tatz - Mystical Dimensions of Pesach (50 min)

Laws of Passover

Preparing your kitchen for Passover (4 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava - Laws of the Month of Nissan (40 min)

Rabbi Alon Anava - Laws of Passover (29 min)

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi - The Pesach Haggadah (2h)

Basic Laws of Passover (Chabad.org)

Laws of Passover (Ohr.edu)

Seder Meal Food Ideas

Conducting the Seder Meal

Passover Media

Passover Crafts and Decorations

Suggested Purchases

Seder Plate

Seder plates come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Some are in English, while others are in Hebrew. Some are bilingual! What's important is that every person at the seder has one. While seder plates can technically be made of cardboard plates, many prefer to purchase official Passover seder plates that are uniquely designed for the holiday, ones that beautify the mitzvah (commandment) of Passover. Here are some online stores that sell seder plates: Amazon (cheap to mid range), World of Judaica (mid range to expensive), Hazorfim (expensive). 


Passover Lamb

Since the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple) in Jerusalem, the eating of lamb has been controversial and, technically, is not required outside of Israel without the Temple. Considering this, it is not a sin to observe Passover without lamb. Let the vegans among us rejoice! Yet, eating lamb is one of the highlights of the meal for many people (myself included!) and Passover just wouldn't be the same without it. So, for those who want to eat kosher lamb for Passover, try googling "kosher butcher" or "Jewish grocer" near you. Or, for those who do not live near a Jewish community, you can always try KolFoods.com. Kol Foods is great because, uh hello, they're online and they ship it right to your house! but also because their meat is kosher, grass-fed and organic!


Pesach (Passover) Machzorim: Koren Sacks and ArtScroll are two that I have even a little bit of experience with.  I personally prefer the way the Koren Sacks machzor is organized and sounds compared to the Complete ArtScroll Siddur which I assume is similar to the ArtScroll machzor. Not only is the Koren Sacks very beautiful and white (fitting for the holiday) but it has fantastic commentary and footnotes from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of England. This will prove to be extremely helpful for people of all levels of experience. Also, the language it uses compared to the ArtScroll siddur is much easier to read and it actually sounds beautiful, almost poetic. In terms of size, the Koren Sacks machzor is about standard book size. I personally use and endorse this gem of a machzor.


However, the ArtScroll machzor is much cheaper than the Koren Sacks and I think it is not only translated but transliterated too (so you can pray in Hebrew while reading English letters). The ArtScroll siddur has lots of commentary too so I would assume the ArtScroll machzor does too. I will also give it to the ArtScroll machzor that it is a beautiful blue in color. I have seen them in person and I can attest to the fact that they not only look good in your hands but on your bookshelf too. In terms of size, I'm pretty sure the ArtScroll machzor is smaller than the Koren Sacks so while it might be a little lighter to hold, the print will also probably be smaller to read.


Both have their benefits and their downsides. Yet, both are put out by fantastic publishers worthy of respect. And just remember, if you don't like one, you can always try another! You don't just have to stick with one, you can always experiment and try different ones. As far as content is concerned, it will be roughly the same except the commentary will be different in each one. Sometimes, this is the  appeal of one machzor over another.


The Kittel for Men: It is also customary for men to wear a garment called a kittel. They are sold at various Judaica stores but to help you start your search, here is what Amazon sells. Remember to get the right size! Also, it is inappropriate for a woman to wear a kittel since a kittel is considered a man's garment.