The Hassidim place a great emphasis on the mitzvah of retelling the story of the Exodus on seder night. According to a Hassidic saying, the word “Pesach” itself comes from the Hebrew words peh – mouth, and sach – “that is speaking.” In this class we will take a look at some Hassidic insights and commentaries on the main themes of the Passover Hagaddah and discover why the story of Pesach is so central in our tradition. Not only will it be fun, but you might collect a new tidbit to add to your own seder discussion.
Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz is Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. She received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008.
Event Location: Temple Bnai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145