09 April 2015

The Seventh Day of Passover

20 Nisan 5775
Erev Shvi'i shel Pesach
5th Day of Chol HaMo'ed
Day 5 of the Omer


The seventh day of Pesach marks the day when many miracles were performed for our forefathers at the Red Sea. ...It was on this very date, eighty-one years before Israel stood on the banks of the Red Sea, that Moshe was cast into the river as a result of Pharaoh's edict. ...On this same date, one year before the Exodus, Moshe left Midyan at God's command to take Israel out, for on the fifteenth of Nisan, God had appeared to him from within the bush and urged him for seven days - the period of Pesach - to accept this mission.  (The Book of Our Heritage)

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"And God brought a strong east wind to blow over the sea all that night."  (Shemot 14:21) - If God wanted the sea to split, He could have ordered it to do so; with one declaration. He could have transformed it into dry land. Why did He bring "a strong east wind" (...from the desert)? God sought to imbue Israel with the belief that all of the acts of Creation are dependent upon His word. The wilderness and the inhabited places, the sea and the wind, the clouds and the fire - all are the work of His hands and subject to His direction. There is no aspect of nature independent of His control. (The Book of Our Heritage)

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Moishela: "On Shvii Shel Pesach we will hear the Shofar. " (Elul 5774)

Binyamin: "...in the coming weeks, there will be such surprises and such strange and difficult situations in the world that even though we understand more or less what's happening, nevertheless it will confuse everyone." (8 Nisan 5775)

Menachem: "...On Pesach - it's not clear to me exactly when, but there will be something very frightening on Pesach, but don't be afraid! ...Don't worry! ...On Pesach, something will happen, on Pesach - it still won't be the redemption, but something will happen that will change the whole world, the whole world will change. You'll see...." (8 Nisan 5775)


Chag sameach and Shabbat shalom~