This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools and more that will allow you or your student to walk away with a slew of information on all things Pesach related.
NLE Thinking Gemara Shiur
NLE Morasha Syllabus
Shabbos HaGadol Ideas
The Prince of Egypt Activity Guide
In this activity, prepared by David Debow for The Lookstein Center, students think critically about the movie “Prince of Egypt” and test the truth of its claim that it is accurate to the spirit of the Book of Exodus. Appropriate for upper elementary school, middle school and high school.
The Prince of Egypt: An Orthodox Look at Hollywood’s Latest Version Of the Exodus Narrative
A study guide prepared by Yossi Ziffer for The Lookstein Center, that helps you use this Hollywood film in class.
Creative Ideas for the Seder
A Google Document with dozens of ideas that will help make the Seder more fun and engaging.
Free Pesach Clipart
Free Pesach clipart for a classroom or promotional flyer.
Articles and Links
A Basic Summary of Laws in a Clear and Simple Style
A Basic Summary of its Laws in a Clear and Simple Style
Make your own Passover Haggadah
Passover: What Does it Mean to be Chosen?
Exploring the depth of God’s agenda in the Exodus story. A thrilling 8-part video series
Guide to Simplifying Pesach Preparations
Pesach guide perpared for Congregation Ahavas Israel by Rabbi Ferrell.
The Pesach To-Go Series
By YU Torah Online
Great Haggada & Seforim Links
Great links to over 40 interesting Haggadah’s and Sefarim for Pesach.
Learn about Passover in 60 minutes (or less)
By Rabbi Elazar Meisels
Best Chometz-Substitute List
At some point during Pesach preparations we’ve all tried to convert a mainstream recipe into a Pesach one…only to discover that we don’t have a clue as to what to substitute for a chometz ingredient. Here is a “Complete List of Pesach Substitutes.”
Pesach Resources, Jewish InterActive
Pesach is a time to tell our children the story of leaving Egypt . The question is how to make it real and alive for our children and get them excited about hearing the story at the Seder.
Rav Soloveitchik Haggadah
Online work-in-progress haggadah based on the talks of R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, by Rabbi Ari Kahn
שיח הגרי”ד הגדה
Summaries of the divrei Torah presented in The Rav’s Hagaddah. They are halachic in nature and you will learn a lot of the in-depth analysis of the laws of the seder. By Rabbi Jeff Rothman
The Laws of the Seder
This is a comprehensive review of the halachos of the Seder. It is written in the order of the Seder so it can be very useful to have at the Seder. It is mainly based on the works of Rabbi Shimon Eider and Rabbi Asher Balanson.
Divrei Torah on the Hagaddah
Over 20 pages of Divrei Torah by Rabbi Jeff Rothman
Chart of the Mitzvot of Pesach with their accompanying sources.
The Laws of Chometz/ Kitniyot/ Gebrukt
This is based on the works of Rabbi Shimon Eider and “The Jewish Action,” publication of the OU.
Sources for the laws of Chometz
Actual mekoros on the halachos of Chometz.
Passover Foods for Your Pets
On Pesach, a Jewish person may not eat, own, or derive benefit from chametz. Owning chametz pet food is a violation of the latter two of those restrictions.
What do you do to make your seder fun and meaningful for both children and adults?
5 Downloadable and Printable Pesach Guides
These guides are via Partners In Torah, Aish Hatorah, Ohr Sameach, Yeshiva University and Young Israel of Houston. They include absolutely everything you need to know, ranging from the laws, customs, and history about the Pesach Holiday.
Dr. Moshe Avital Pesach Message
Dr. Avital survived 6 concentration camps and was smuggled into Eretz Yisrael in 1946, where he fought in the Hagana and then the IDF for several years. He has written sefarim and has taught Torah for decades, splitting his time between New Rochelle and Yerushalayim.
Haggadah Shel Pesach: The Fifth Son
A lesson plan by Moshe Abelesz for The Lookstein Center, on Pesach and Jewish identity for high school students.
Uplifting Pesach Cleaning Prayer
prayer based on the Breslover tradition that you can recite every time you clean for Passover.
“Hiding and “Stealing” the Afikoman” from Halachically Speaking
“Chasdei Hashem – Original Insights on the Haggadah”
Selections from the Chasdei Hashem Commentary on the Haggadah by Rabbi Mordechai Kriger
Kitniot: A Balanced Halachic Approach, by Rabbi Zvi Leshem
Peninei Halakha: The Laws of Pesach
Chapter Nine: Kitniyot, by Rav Eliezer Melamed
Pre-Passover Survival Guide, by Cary A. Friedman
5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help Out with Pesach Cleaning – Really, by Adina Soclof
The Fifth Son, by Alan Veingrad
Pesach Traveler Checklist, by the Kashrut Council of Canada
The Cup for the Visitor: What lies behind the Kos Shel Eliyahu?, by Eliezer Brodt
Cyber-Selling Chametz, via Hirhurim-Musings
The Barebones Seder, via Hirhurim-Musings
Four Questions to Dating Freedom, by Gary Tolchinsky
The 30 Minute Seder, No Thank You, by Mayim Bialik 6 Tips to Having the-best-seder-ever
Why I Love Pesach, by the Rebbetzin’s Husband
Chag Hamatzot Ve Simcha shel Mitzva, by Rav Ruderman
In Search of Pharoah, by Rabbi Yair Hoffman
Breaking Down Gebrochts, by Tsvi Selengut
In Search of the Historical Pharoah, by Rabbi Yair Hoffman
Haggadah Insights, by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
Seder Highlights, by Rabbi Yochanan Schnall
Shiurim on Hilchot Pesach 18 Shiurim on Hilchot Pesach by Rabbi Jeff Rothman
Analysis of the Haggadah by Rabbi David B. Ettengoff
Machshava Shiur for Pre-Pesach Insomniacs by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein
Rabbi Cohen of the CRC speaks about Supermarket Chametz After Pesach
Mimouna, by Rabbi Ari Enkin
Pesach Sheni, by Halachically Speaking
Pesach Music Videos (screened for kol isha and tznius)
Pesach Songs for Kids (children’s youtube use should be closely supervised)
OU Kosher Pre-Pesach Webcast 5773 (2013)
With Rav Yisroel Belsky and Rav Hershel Schachter. Is quinoa Kitnios? Must I check a summer home for chometz? What if my job involves serving chometz during Pesach? Are all pills allowed? Was enslavement in Egypt “good for the Jews”? Tune in to find out.
Passover Seder 101 Web Series (video)
NJOP’s Passover Seder Web Series corresponding to the 15 steps of the seder. Featuring Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald
The Women’s Obligation on Seder Night: Part One
Screen cast on “The Women’s Obligation at the Seder: Part One” by Rabbi Jeff Rothman
Preparing for the Seder: Know your Audience!
Passover: You’re Never Alone
Passover: What Does it Mean to be Chosen?
Chief Rabbi Goldstein’s Pesach message, featuring Yaakov Shwekey’s ‘Yesimchah’
A short video of Matzah Baking
Rabbi Yehuda Simes at the COR Pre Passover Lecture
Rabbi Haber: Whats the Focus, Me or the World
We’ll See Miracles