The Mysteries Revealed
Where in the Pesach haggadah do we find the full answer to the Four Questions? Why do we eat a full meal right in the middle of reciting Hallel? What is the meaning of the word "Charoses"? How many sacrifices did the kohanim slaughter per minute during the bringing of the korban Pesach? What was the weather like during Krias Yam Suf? Pesach heralds a time of preparation- cleaning, scrubbing and cooking. Yet of greater importance is the spiritual preparation for the holiday, and the pivotal Seder night. For it is this holiday that establishes the core of our relationship with G-d. By bringing us out of Egypt and punishing the nation that had enslaved us, G-d demonstrated that we are His chosen children.Every father is obligated to teach this to his children, to impart these basics of our faith on the night of the Seder. "You shall relate in the ears of your child... that I made a mockery of Egypt and My miraculous signs that I placed among them, and you shall know that I am Hashem" (Shemos 10:2). It is our obligation to teach our children the lessons learned from the Egyptians' punishments. Not only that Hashem punishes the wicked who mistreat His people- through the ten plagues, G-d demonstrated His dominion and sole control over the entire world.This book is designed to prepare the reader for this vital task. Step by step, it will take you through the Seder night, elaborate on the ten makkos, describe the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt, and rejoice in their ultimate redemption at the splitting of the sea. Complete with pictures that bring each part of the Seder to life, and a fascinating account of the bringing of the korban Pesach, it is the ultimate spiritual preparation for the Seder.
By: Rabbi Dovid Meisels