Video: The Odd Seder Invitation

Torah Cafe presents two inspiring videos for the upcoming holiday of Pesach. In the first, former Chief Rabbi of Britain Lord Jonathan Sacks gives a eye opening explanation for the opening invitation to the Seder. In the second, Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein, director of the Jewish Learning Academy at Lubavitch of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, answers the question: Do we need “freedom to do” or “freedom to be”?

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8:00: Why Did Pesach Become Unaffordable?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 157, will air tonight, Sunday, here on, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Yud Alef Nisan; Why Did Pesach Become Unaffordable? Why Do We Refer to Non-Jews as ‘Dust of Earth’? Is There a Difference Between a Healthy and an Unhealthy Baal Teshuva? Also: The Winners of the 3rd Annual MyLife Essay Contest!

Leader of German Opposition Party Tastes Matzah

Thomas Oppermann, Chairman of the Social-Democratic (SPD)-Parliamentary Group, which is the second largest political party in Germany and presently in the midst of a fiery campaign for leadership of the country versus Angela Merkel’s party, met a number of days ago in the Bundestag in Berlin with Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin.

Rare Video of the Rebbe Goes Viral

As subscribers eagerly unwrapped the latest Living Torah DVD, they were struck by one of the clips scheduled to be shown next month. Garnering special attention is the Timeless Moments segment in program 660, in which the Rebbe is seen in conversation with Rabbi Binyomin Gorodetski in a newly released video.