Let My People Go
Let My People Go: Insights to Passover and the Haggadah offers an analysis of ancient and modern perspectives on the themes of slavery and freedom. Rabbi Jeffrey M. Cohen provides an original interpretation of the central biblical sources of Passover, with particular focus on the Haggadah and its manifold rituals. Topics discussed include, Why We Were Slaves in Egypt, Is Freedom a Jewish Concept?, The Symbolism of the Paschal Lamb, The Four Cups of Wine, The Challenge of the Omer Period, and more. Rabbi Cohen brings to the reader indispensable insights of this festive holiday, while he enriches the celebration of the Seder and enlightens the reading of the Haggadah. Rabbi Cohen currently serves as rabbi of the Stanmore Synagogue in London, England, the largest Orthodox congregation in Europe, and is a past member of the Chief Rabbi’s cabinet.
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Why we were Slaves in Egypt
Is Freedom a Jewish Concept?
A Nation of Survivors
Searching for the Chametz and the Origin of Pesach
The Symbolism of the Paschal Lamb
Why Moses is not Mentioned in the Haggadah
The Four Cups of Wine
Not Just Once but in Every Generation
R Eleazars Dispute with the Sages
A Problem Verse in Dayyenu
Rabban Gamaliel Used to Say
The Message of Hillels Sandwich
The Spirit of the Shirah
Marital Lessons from Shir Hashirim
The Challenge of the Omer Period
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