The people of Bombay inquire of Ben Ish Chai as to whether or not there is a possible violation of Jewish law in the fact that non-Jewish servants bring chametz into the homes of their Jewish employees and eat there in the privacy of their own rooms.
The first Mitzvah Am Yisrael received was the Mitzvah of Rosh Chodesh. This was Hashem's first communication with the nation of Israel. What is so important in the Mitzvah of Rosh Chodesh? How can it be that the year starts in TIshrei, but the first month is Nissan?
The purpose of the Haggada is to tell the story of Yetziat Mitzrayim. We read the story which is mentioned in “Ki Tavo”. Why don’t we read the story for “Shemot”? Why don’t we read through the whole Parasha and mention the entrance to the land of Israel?
Why was the Mitzrayim experience necessary, why did the Jewish nation have to suffer for hundreds of years? Why didn't Avraham Avinu pray to Hashem the same way he prayed not to destroy the city of Sedom?
Preparations for Passover include a thorough search for every crumb of leaven in the house. But is this what instills in us a sense of freedom? Is this in tune with the spirit of spring, in which we free ourselves soak in the fresh spring fragrance?
God's taking the Jewish people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm made it clear that they had been chosen as the God's nation. When Israel suffers, God's name is desecrated. This fact guarantees the eternal existence of Israel.
The spiritual uplift one experiences during Passover leaves an imprint on the soul which remains fixed there even after the exalted days of the holiday have passed. The state of the soul after Passover in no way resembles its state before Passover.
“Had not the Almighty taken our fathers out from Egypt, then we... would have remained enslaved to Pharaoh.” Were it not for the Exodus, history would have simply come to a halt, and we, the Jewish people, would still be enslaved to the same Pharaoh.