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PreOccupied Territory. Augean Stables. Oped in the Jerusalem Post with links 1 week ago. Daphne Anson.Many commentators, among them the Vilna Gaon, have drawn attention to the influence of the number four in connection with the Haggadah. There are four fours:.
It may be, though, that just as an X-ray can reveal an earlier painting beneath the surface of a later one, so beneath the surface of the Haggadah there is another pattern to be discerned.
That is what I want to suggest in this chapter. In early editions of the Talmud tractate Pesachim a there is a passage that perplexed the medieval commentators. The Mishnah, for example, states that a poor person must be supplied with enough money to be able to buy four cups of wine. In both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds the discussion revolves around the assumption that there are four cups on seder night. How then are we to understand the statement of Rabbi Tarfon that there is a fifth cup?
Among the commentators three views emerged. The first was that of Rashi and the Tosafists. According to them, there are only four cups on the seder night, and it is forbidden to drink a fifth.
The statement of Rabbi Tarfon must therefore be a misprint, and the texts of the Talmud should be amended accordingly. The second was that of Maimonides. He holds that there is a fifth cup, but unlike the other four, it is optional rather than obligatory. The Mishnah which teaches that a poor person must be given enough money to buy four cupfuls of wine means that we must ensure that he has the opportunity to fulfil his obligation. It does not extend to the fifth cup which is permitted but not compulsory.
There is a difference in Jewish law between an obligation, hovahand a religiously significant good deed, mitzvah. The first four cups are obligatory. The fifth is a mitzvahmeaning, not obligatory but still praiseworthy and not merely, as Maimondes taught, optional. Thus there was a controversy over the fifth cup. Rashi said that we should not drink it; Maimonides that we may; Ravad that we should. What does one do, faced with this kind of disagreement? Jewish law tries wherever possible to propose a solution that pays respect to all views, especially when they are held by great halakhic authorities.
The solution in the present case was simple. A fifth cup is poured out of respect for Ravad and Maimonides but not drunk out of respect for Rashi. We believe that such disagreements will be resolved in the time to come when Elijah arrives to announce the coming of the Messiah.
One of his roles will be to rule on unresolved halakhic controversies. How then could Rabbi Tarfon suggest that there are not four cups but five?
The Missing Fifth – An extract from Rabbi Sacks’ Haggada
The fascinating fact is that if we look at the biblical passage there are not four expressions of redemption but five. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord. We do not recite or expound this verse at the seder table. It is also clear why. All three refer to God not merely bringing the Jewish people out of Egypt but also bringing them into the land of Israel. The missing fifth represented the missing element in redemption. How could Jews celebrate arriving in the land of Israel when they were in exile?
The fifth cup — poured but not drunk — was like the cup broken at Jewish weddings. It was a symbol of incompletion.Welcome to our new website! Email us feedback shopeichlers. Shipping to CA Added to your bag. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks offers a refreshing and insightful commentary to the Koren Haggada, together with illuminating essays on the themes and motifs of the Festival of Freedom. The traditional Haggada text appears on one side with beautiful translation and commentary by Rabbi Sacks.
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United States.Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The seder service on Pesach is the oldest surviving ritual in the Western world, dating back some 3, years. Through the Haggadah more than a hundred generations of Jews have handed on their story to their children.
Few texts have received more attention than the Haggadah. There are thousands of commentaries, and more are published each year. Anyone who contemplates adding The seder service on Pesach is the oldest surviving ritual in the Western world, dating back some 3, years.
Anyone who contemplates adding to this number must ask not Why is this night different? But Why is this edition different? My answer is that I wrote this commentary because, amongst all the many I have read, I could not find one that explained in their full richness and scope the fundamental themes of the Pesach story: the Jewish concept of a free society, the role of memory in shaping Jewish identity, and the unique connection that exists in Judaism between spirituality and society, giving rise to what I have called elsewhere the politics of hope.
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Nor could I find a Haggada that told me in detail about the role of Pesach in shaping Jewish identity through the millennia, or its influence on Western thought as a whole.
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Start your review of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's Haggadah. Apr 22, Martin rated it really liked it. My go-to forand springboard for my own dvar torahs which I shared around the seder table, in addition to the rich one provided by everyone else.My views and yours tally to a great extent, in having a plastic free life thus reducing plastic waste and trash.
Or they could ude peanut shells or maybe combine these. What you are doing is great, I wish we were all like yourself.
I will definitely look to take as many of these on board, thanks for the tips. I live in Hyderabad(India). I am looking for options to dispose the plastic covers which pile up in my house. When I see the dump yards they just burn the waste(Including plastic). Can you please suggest a way where I can decompose the plastic at home. This is great to find. Still, I found practical options on this list.
This is truly the best 1-100 list I have ever seen. Thanks so much for the work putting this together Beth. I plan on sharing it, hoping others will see that there are choices and its yours to chose to stop using plastics. This is an amazing list. I can continue to improve to live with less plastic since I realized even though i do my best must of the times.
I keep failing at it. Keep up the amazing work in educating others to live a free plastic life. At first it seemed so impossible, but I now see that most of the things I do are second nature once I got into the grove of it all. Once you get your own system things fall into place. Like most things, I think it depends on what brand you buy. Hi, I work in a dental clinic and every single person who enters the door is obliged to put over his shoes plastic shoes in order to keep the clinic clean.
The amount of used plastic shoes is huge and i just hate watching how much plastic per day we produce. So, I am looking for some sort of solution how still to keep the clinic clean but stop using those awful plastic shoes. I would appreaciate any ideas. What about taking off their outdoor shoes and putting on either a pair of clean socks or slippers which can be provided in a bin at the entrance to help yourself.
Just like you would at home. It would probably cost more than using the plastic ones, but the clinic would become more environment-friendly and, who knows, gain some new patients thanks to thisHi. Thank you for sharing that. Where are you located. My dentist and doctors just wear regular shoes. The Clinic is huge.
More than 200 patients are treated per month and they must wear those shoes in the clinic. The staff is wearing their work pairs of shoes together with their work uniforms, but the patients which are coming from the street for their appointments must cover the dirty soles with the plastic protecting shoes.
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