The recounting of the Exodus from Egypt forms the centerpiece of the
Seder. This story has a unique aspect to it, for it needs to be told as
if we are experiencing it in the present. Thus we are told in the
Haggadah: "In each and every generation, a person is obligated to see himself as if he came out of Egypt." Why is it so important to tell the story as if it is happening to us now? After all, we left Egypt long, long ago!
In this remarkable, easy-to-read, and thought-provoking commentary on
the Passover Haggadah, Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein brings a wealth of
sources, a lucidity of thought, and tremendous originality in order to
help understand what the goal of the Seder really is, and how we can
best experience this powerful evening.
About the Author
Born and raised in London, Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein learned in Yeshivas
Ateres Israel, Jerusalem and received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi
Chaim Walkin. Rabbi Bernstein currently teaches in Yeshivas Machon
Yaakov, Jerusalem, as well as various seminaries, and give regular
shiurim on Chumash and Talmud which are open to the public. He lives in
Jerusalem with his wife and five children.