בס"ד
Apr 20 2018, Iyyar 5, 5778
Torah reading: Tazria-Metzora

Pesach

Remembering The Sea

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   In addition to the commandment, we must remember everyday the Exodus from Egypt, there is another commandment, to remember every day the splitting of the Reed Sea. The fact that everyone is commanded to remember these two historical occurrences tells us, that the lessons gleaned from these episodes must be eternal and relevant to … Read more

Humility, Faith & Arrogance

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   In the Jewish tradition, every Holiday has its own theme from which we draw that specific energy in our service to G-d for the entire year. For example Purim the holiday we just experienced, grants us the spiritual energy of joy for the entire year. How do we receive this energy … Read more

Nature & Miracles

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   The Czar once came to visit a group of soldiers, when suddenly one of them pointed his gun at the Czar. Instantly, a quick thinking and fast acting soldier, leaped on this criminal and saved the Czar. The Czar, thanked this fellow and said he could ask for anything in appreciation. … Read more

True Love Is The Answer

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   When the Israelites left Egypt, in Hebrew, the Book, uses the plural tense to describe their departure from Egypt. “These are the trips, (in the plural tense) the children of Israel took when exiting the land of Egypt.” The Bible is telling us, that the going out, from slavery to freedom … Read more

Internal Freedom

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   We read in the Hagadah – story of Passover that over Passover there is a commandment to recount, and communicate, the story of Exodus from Egypt. “And, all those who increase in telling the story of Passover, is praiseworthy. And even if we are all wise people, people of understanding and we know … Read more

Birthdays, The Rebbe & Passover

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   As a devotee and disciple of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, I would be amiss if I didn’t mention a very significant day in the life and soul of our teacher and master, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Our sages tell us that everything that is significant in one’s life, becomes the pattern of … Read more

The Splitting of the Sea

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   The last days of Passover commemorate the miracle of the splitting of the reed sea and all the Israelites passing through the water in 12 distinct paths on dry land. The bible tells us, the miracles at that time were even greater than those witnessed and experienced when going out of … Read more

Reciting the Hagadah

The Zohar writes, that whoever tells over what occurred by yetzias mitzrayim and celebrates it joyfully, will merit being joyous with the Shechinah in Olam Haba. The Arizal said that the haggada should be recited loudly, with great simcha and proper kavana. The attendant Reb Nachman Maryashin related that when he was once at the … Read more