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  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 5 What does Halleluyah really mean? Is it one word or two? How is it used in the Book of Psalms? The Hallel that we recite on Passover and other holidays, who instituted it? Which …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 3, 4, 5 Is it a mitzvah to eat charoset at the Seder? What are the Four Questions and why must they be asked? What were the original Four Questions and why did they change? …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 3 Whom was the Hillel sandwich named after? (Not who you think!) Do we fulfill a Torah obligation when we eat it? Why do we dip the bitter herb? What are the requirements of this …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 2, 3 Why do we bless the wine before sanctifying the day when we make the Festival Kiddush? What, when and how do we eat when we fulfill our obligation to eat the “bitter herb” …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 1 Practical advice for protecting your reputation, forging a successful marriage and prosperity in business. The infinite value of being known as one who keeps her/his word. The difficulties of being compassionate, hot-tempered or delicate. …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 1 When we should wash our hands to avoid danger. Being careful with food and a clean home. How to drink water when evil forces are about. Avoiding going into debt and other obligations. Doing …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 1 Why and where demons hide, especially in the shadows of palm trees at night. Behaviors that make us more vulnerable to their attacks. Why we should take care to dispose of bread crumbs and …

  • Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 1 How the sages protected themselves from accidentally drinking in pairs (an even number of cups) which make one vulnerable to attack by evil spirits, demons and witches. The numbers 7, 5, and 3 are …

  •   Topics covered: Chapter 10, Mishna 1 We are obligated to ensure that members of our community, and especially our households, rejoice on Passover night. How? With gifts that are meaningful to them. Locally fashionable dresses are mentioned for women, …

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