Tag: Pesach

Updated Guide to Counting the Omer

The most well-known and helpful companion for counting the Omer is Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s guide. Guide to Personal Freedom has been published for many years and has been very helpful for me personally in making my Omer days count. This year (2015/5775) and the next (2016/5776), we have an amazing opportunity for super-charged days of Omer: When Pesach co-insides with…

Eating b'Kedusha

Eating in Holiness – b’Kedusha

It is Pesach time and it is necessary to review the aspects of Holy Eating. As Rav Tzadok HaKohen reveals (see the “Secret of Eating at the Seder” ), the main tikkun person can make for his lack of kedusha of eating during the whole year is at Laila Seder, because it is the only time when eating (of matzah and…

Pesach Seder kosher-style

Will you have Kosher-style Seder this year?

Do we indeed leave Egypt this year or we just adorn our personal Mitzraim with a pretty Pesach theme? The picture here is the unfortunate symbol of many Seders that might be conducted this year… Kosher-style, mehadrim min mehadrim, comfortably staying in personal bondage… Untouched pyramids of slavery coated with matza… or we can really make a difference in our lives……

Why Call the site “Ish Tam”

“Ish Tam” – simple, innocent, wholesome man – that’s how Torah calls our forefather Yaakov. “Tam” is also used in Haggadah to describe the third son, where it sometimes interpreted as “simpleton”. However Haggadah gives a key into the real meaning in that context as well: The third son’s question is “Mah Zot?” – What is that? Normally in Hebrew…