Shabbat Hagadol: Why is this the name for our pre-Pesach Shabbat?

Posted by Howard Markose on April 4, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Tzav, Pesach, Shabbat HaGadol

In this week’a parsha podcast, Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose looks at why the shabbat before Peseach is named Shabbat Hagadol. He explores the pros and cons of a number of the reasons put forward.

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About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Click here to read more.

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