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Preview: A short thought: Why is Pesach the only holiday that includes a command of “v’higgadeta l’vincha”– “explain it to the children,” when they ask? Well, the fact that this command specifically arises in contexts discussing makkat bechorot seems highly relevant. After all, makkat bechorot was particularly consequential for the children! Also: It so happens that there was a son – and only one, in all of the Torah – who actually did ask his father about the meaning of a commanded ritual: Yitzchak, at the akedah. Avraham didn’t give a straight answer at that time. Might that history illuminate the imperative of v’higgadeta l’vincha, issued generations later?

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