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The Four Sons — All of Them Chachamim

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

On the Seder night, we read in the Haggadah about the four sons; one is a chacham (wise person), one is a rasha (wicked person), one is a tam (simpleton), and one is a she’eino yodei’a lish’ol (a child who doesn’t yet know to ask). This year, Mishpacha Junior interviewed four boys from four different cities. The boys tell us about how they spend Pesach. Each of them has different minhagim (customs), but in one thing they’re all alike: each of them is a chacham!

 

The Story of the Syrian Haggadah

Malky

This is the tale of a Haggadah that was printed in Baghdad, purchased in Mosul, Iraq, brought to Syria, and smuggled out of Syria to the United States, before finally arriving in Eretz Yisrael.

 

FYI: The River Nile

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

The River Nile played a pivotal role in the story of the Jews’ redemption from Mitzrayim. It saved Moshe Rabbeinu when he was a baby, it turned to blood to punish the Mitzrim, and the first two plagues came about after Aaron struck it with his staff. Let’s find out more about this amazing river.

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