Blueprint of the Haggada Part 1
The Pesach Haggada is not just a series of stories and verses strung together – it contains a precise logic and order. Each element is there for a reason and plays a very specific role in the structure and flow of the Haggada. In this class we will examine all of the particular aspects of the Haggada and try to answer the questions, “why is it there?” and “what does it mean?” We will also look at the story of Yetziat Mitzraim, and by way of Midrash, attempt to uncover the “behind the scenes” story embedded in the pesukim.
Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon Lev, Rabbi Geller has also taught at Yeshivat Yam HaTalmud and Yeshivat Hamivtar. Rabbi Geller holds an M.A. in Hebrew Studies.