• July 11, 2020
  • 19 5780, Tamuz
  • פרשת פינחס

Rabbis of the Haggadah

Rabbis of the Haggadah

Join Rabbi David Sedley as he explores the Rabbis in the Haggadah. Who were they? What time periods did they live? How did their lives shape the Haggadah we know today?

March 17, 2020 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rabbis of the Haggadah: Rabbis of the Haggadah
Class description

The five rabbis gathered in Bnei Brak. In this class we ask who they were, what they were doing there, and learn a bit about their lives.

March 24, 2020 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rabbis of the Haggadah: Rabbi Tarfon, Rabbi Yossi Hagelili, Rabbi Yehuda and two haggadot
Class description

In this class we looked at Rabbi Tarfon, who was always slightly out of step with the other rabbis, and even find out what happened to his grandson. Then we briefly look at Rabbi Yossi Hagelili and Rabbi Yehuda, who each get one line in the haggadah. And in the final few minutes of the class we look at the two different stories that we tell our children on Pesach — one of Rav and one of Shmuel.

Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.