Let My People Go (Отпусти народ мой) [that they may serve me]!

a grow­ing hag­gadah

A new edi­tion of A Grow­ing Hag­gadah (which is still avail­able in its 2005 HTML ver­sion) has been print­ed. If you are inter­est­ed in hav­ing a PDF ver­sion of the text to print and use (in whole or in part) at your Seder you can down­load it here.

A Grow­ing Hag­gadah (for fam­i­ly use)
A Grow­ing Hag­gadah […]

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wel­come to אלול

As we begin Elul, the month before Rosh haShan­nah, prepa­ra­tions for the new year start.

blow­ing sho­far

The Hebrew word אלול is con­sid­ered an acronym for the phrase from the Song of Songs: 6:3a…

אני לדודי ודודי לי = I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.

The phrase is meant to sug­gest a lov­ing rela­tion­ship between […]

Let My People Go!

Nisan, the month of our lib­er­a­tion

Actu­al­ly, the com­plete phrase is “Let My peo­ple go… that they may serve Me.” from Exo­dus 5:1.

It is inter­est­ing how the phrase has been used (and abused).

Exo­dus and Lib­er­a­tion

When you check the phrase in the Wikipedia you learn not only, what you had know as a child, that the phrase had […]