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Thanks to all who joined us for Rabbi Sam's Shiur on "The Haggadah About Nothing" last night. Here is a recording of the shiur, enjoy!
What do Seinfeld and Pesach have in common? Surprisingly, quite a lot.
R' Sam Reinstein, author of "The Haggadah About Nothing" discussing the connections between Seinfeld and Pesach followed by a Q&A with R' Reinstein.
The Haggadah has the full Hebrew text surrounded by commentary connecting it to Seinfeld.
There are tons of Seinfeld references in the translation, and the illustrations relate Seinfeld to the Haggadah.
This Haggadah is perfect for the Seinfeld fan looking to either bring levity to their Passover experience or to relate our national history to something modern and relatable. All Seinfeld content is used purely for commentary and/or parody.
Make sure to check out Rabbi Sam's Haggadah:
The Haggadah About Nothing: https://www.amazon.com/Haggadah-About.../dp/0578832828 Or if you prefer to shop locally, you can pick it up from Third Place Books: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9780578832821
Two places to sell chametz. On the Seattle Vaad's Pesach page scroll down to get to the form link.
Thu Mar 25th – Fast of First Born starts 5:27 AM, ends 8:01 PM
Thu Mar 25th – Bedikat Chametz after 8:01 PM
Fri Mar 26th – Sell and Burn Chametz before 12:12 PM
Fri Mar 26th - Candles 7:13 PM
Sat Mar 27th - Finish Eating Chametz before 11:08 AM
Sat Mar 27th – Nullify Chametz before 12:12 PM
Sat Mar 27th - Candles after 8:13 PM from existing flame
Sat Mar 27th – Earliest Seder Preparations/Seder 8:13 PM
Sat Mar 27th – Chatzot – Finish seder eating/drinking 1:13 AM (Opinions on this differ, if you have questions or concerns text Rabbi Avi)
Sun Mar 28th - Tefillah at 10 am
Sun Mar 28th - Candles after 8:14 PM from existing flame.
Sun Mar 28th – Earliest Seder Preparations/Seder 8:14 PM
Sun Mar 28th – Chatzot – Finish seder eating/drinking 1:14 AM Don't forget to begin to count the Omer
Mon Mar 29th - Tefillah at 10 am
Mon Mar 29th – Havdala 8:15 PM
Fri April 2 – Candle Lighting 7:23 PM
Sat April 3 - Tefillah at 9:30
Sat April 3 - Candles from Existing Flame after 8:21 PM
Sun April 3 - Tefillah at 9:30
Sun April 4 Havdalah 8:23 PM