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Passover Sacrifice

Hebrew: קרבן פסח Korban Pesakh

The Paradox of Pesach Sheni

As a historical commemoration, Passover is tied to a specific date. Nevertheless, the Torah gives a make-up date for bringing the offering a month later. Gerim, non-Israelites living among Israelites as equals, are also allowed to bring this offering, even though it wasn’t their ancestors who were freed. How do we make sense of these anomalies?  

Prof.

Steven Fraade

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Why "Passover"? On the True Meaning of Pesaḥ-פסח

Dr.

Barry Dov Walfish

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Searching for the Meaning of the Passover Sacrifice

The need for medieval exegetes to suggest a plausible alternative to the Christian exegesis of this ritual.

Prof. Rabbi

Marty Lockshin

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Korban Chagigah from the Torah to the Seder Plate

Dr. Rabbi

Robert Harris

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The Evolution and Innovation of Pesach Sheni

Dr. Rabbi

Stephen Garfinkel

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Sacrificing a Lamb in Egypt

When a Temple of Yahu Stood Near a Temple of Khnum

Prof.

Jan Assmann

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Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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The Origins of the Biblical Pesach

Dr.

Kristine Henriksen Garroway

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Passover and the Festival of Matzot: Synthesizing Two Holidays

Prof.

Michael L. Satlow

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Coronavirus: What We Can Learn from the Bible and the ANE

An expert in ancient Near Eastern contagious diseases reflects on living through a modern one.

Dr.

Yitzhaq Feder