The Passover seder is a ritual banquet that is supposed to remind us of the plight of our ancestors. We eat specific foods that are symbolic of our flight from bondage in Egypt.
Admittedly, I always feel happy, full, and drunk after the seder, which is probably closer to how the Pharoah and his peeps felt ... That is, before they were hit by the Ten Plagues.
The Talmud, or "Oral Torah", is considered an authoritative record of rabbinic discussions on Jewish law, Jewish ethics, customs, legends and stories.
The depth of its contents is so vast that it would take more than a lifetime to truly master the Talmud. Many Orthodox Jews participate in Daf Yomi, in which they study one page of the Talmud every day. It takes about 7.5 years to complete the cycle.
Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)