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The final three plagues lead into the beginning of the freedom: locusts, darkness, and the killing of the Egyptian firstborn. The first Mitzvah, the first formal connection between G-d and the people, is given: to observe the rebirth of the moon, bless the months, and establish a calendar. The first Passover ever: mark your doorposts so that the angel may pass you over, roast your lamb and eat it together with matzo and bitter herb. Pharaoh hard heart is finally broken, as are the chains of slavery; the people leave Egypt rich in spirit and rich in matter. Everywhere since, tell the story to your children, celebrate the freedom, don the Tefilin as a sign on your arm and statement between your eyes – here stands a free people.
Just as the moon is reborn right after its disappears, so too will the Jewish people experience a renaissance following their darkest moments.
The only answer to the invisible power of fear – the fear of being alone – is to recognize that you are not alone.
Discover two dimensions of darkness and fear and how they need to be dispelled with distinctly different methods in order soar new unimaginable heights.
Even when it looks like G-d has abandoned you, He is really right beside you, ready to catch you if you fall.
Matzah is the food of the redemption. Three matzah crackers sit on the seder table during Passover as a reminder of the Exodus.
It’s nice to sound your horn, but remember to save some of you breath for the task at hand.
A freely-translated excerpt from a letter the Rebbe wrote in the summer of 1963 to a leading American Rabbi on the teshuva movement especially among youth.
The laws regarding leavened bread on Passover are much more stringent than those dealing with other foods as this food has significant intrinsic meaning.
A story illustrating the value of hard work.