Rabbi Yossi Lipskier, a 6th-grade teacher in Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, created a series of videos for his students, demonstrating the way the Rebbe conducted his Pesach Seder.
By Anash.org staff
“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the Pesach Seder”, Rabbi Yossi Lipskier, a 6th grade teacher in Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, California, told Anash.org.
“I especially loved to learn the details of how the Rebbe conducted his own Seder. As a kid, I knew that my Zeidy had the Zchus of being present at the Rebbe’s Seder many times, and throughout my childhood I watched my father closely while he led our Sedarim at home, as he would copy many of the Rebbe’s behaviors on this most sacred night.
“In Yeshiva, I did lots of research on this topic, reading all the available material and watching many interviews where elder Chassidim shared their own memories of being at the Rebbe’s Seder. Studying the Rebbe’s Hanhagos at the Seder greatly enhanced my own Seder experience. It also helped me bring to life the Rebbe’s teaching that every movement of a Tzaddik is a pearl to be appreciated and cherished.
This year, the Cheder closed due to Corona virus, and his classroom is now virtual, he decided to share this knowledge with his students through a series of videos.
“To the best of my ability, I visually demonstrated all that I had learned from Chassidim who saw the Rebbe’s Seder firsthand. Where possible, I included clips of the Chassidim themselves sharing their memories. It brings the lesson to life in a unique way.
Today, he wants to share these videos with all of Anash. “We treasure everything we know about the Rebbe’s Hanhaga in every area of day to day life. The Seder is obviously no different,” Rabbi Lipskier says.
Please note that not everything portrayed in these videos happened exactly this way every year at the Rebbe’s Seder. If you have varying memories of certain Hanhagos, please send them via WhatsApp to +18189058839. Or email [email protected]
The Rebbe’s Seder #1 – Introduction
The Rebbe’s Seder #2 – Preparations
The Rebbe’s Seder #3 – The Kaarah
The Rebbe’s Seder #4 – Kadeish, Urchatz, Karpas
The Rebbe’s Seder #5 – Yachatz, Maggid (Part 1)
The Rebbe’s Seder #6 – Maggid (Part 2)
The Rebbe’s Seder #7 – Rachtza, Motzi, Matzah, Maror, Korech
The Rebbe’s Seder #8 – Shulchan Orech, Tzafun, Beirach
The Rebbe’s Seder #9 – Shfoch Chamas’cha, Hallel, Nirtza, Farbrengen