Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Commentaries on the Hagada

Commentaries on the Hagada
Day: Tuesday
Date: March 31, 2015
Parshat: Shemini
Yalkut Yosef: 473

Even though one should not talk unnecessarily during the reading of the Hagada, it is proper to explain the Hagada as it is being read and to tell over commentaries that get the others involved. The Zohar tells us that when we discuss the miracles and salvations that HaShem has orchestrated for us the Malachim come to listen and they praise HaShem as well. This causes a tremendous amount of goodness and strengthens greatly the presence of HaShem in this world. Therefore it is not proper to rush through the Hagada, but instead one should take ones time and read through and explain each paragraph. It is certainly improper to read so fast as to not read the words clearly. The matza should be swallowed, not the words of the Hagada. However, if going slowly will cause the children to fall asleep it is okay to speed it up a bit so they will fulfill the other mitzvot as well.

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