Thursday, April 9, 2015

Do You See the Light of Moshiach

Many have the custom to have meal as Pesach comes to a close, called the Moshiach Meal. This was established by the Baal Shem Tov around 350 years ago.

Pesach is not only about the exodus from Egypt, but also about the future redemption.

This theme is clear from the Seder on.

We finish Magid with a blessing of the future redemption.

The cup of Eliyahu is connected to the future redemption as Eliyahu Hanavi is meant to herald Moshiach's coming.

We finish the Seder with "לשנה הבאה בירושלים, Next year in Jerusalem". Again referring to the coming of Moshiach.

As the days of Yom Tov progress the light of the Moshiach gets stronger and stronger.

When we have a Shabbos Chol Hamoed, we read the Haftora about the Valley of the Dry Bones which is about the future resurrection of the dead.

On Shvii Shel Pesach we read Shiras David, the Song of King David the father of  Moshiach.

Acharon Shel Pesach, the last day of Pesach, the Haftora is all about Moshiach. There is a special spiritual light that shines. Getting more and more intense as the day progresses.

It is therefore apropos that we do Yizkor at that time. For there is a strong sense of closeness to those we wish to see again.

It is for this reason Chasidim have a special meal called Seudas Moshiach. Where we eat Matza and drink wine. We sing songs and speak words of inspiration.

Our great sages tell us During the month of Nissan our ancestors were redeemed from Egypt and during the month of Nissan we will be redeemed in the future.

Hashem made the month of Nissan a time of redemption. May we merit Moshiach's coming now. I hope to be sitting at the table, eating and drinking for Seudas Moshiach, with Moshiach himself.

Here is a link to "Finding Strength in Impossible Situations" a Dvar Torah written for Parshas Bishalach, which is read on Shvii Shel Pesach. 


  1. I wish I would've told you in person that aporeciate and learn so much from your dvar Torahs every week!
    Good Yom tov

  2. Today is far from 2015 and the glory of that Pesach but today, a little past Sukkot of 2016 I have never seen such sameness between Pesach and the Rosh that brings us into the Sukkah. I just had to comment on this today, so far past the post's creation just to let you, my dear friend Yitzi, that your past, your present and your future will keep inspiring His people and strangers like my husband and myself as well. We cannot rightfully call ourselves "Jew" but we can say that the Jew has converted us and welcomed us into the community. You welcome all who read your blog into His community. Blessings to you and yours, from Him, through us because all we have is His to give. When we run low, He gives us more to use and to give away. But I see you already know that because you too are doing that. Pesach until Shavuot of 2015 I will always remember as the time I spent completely in Torah and His Wisdom... she is my constant companion now and leads me to people like yourself. Oh the joy you must bring to Hashem. Ah Mahn
    Cheshvan 2,5777 Parsha Noach 9:8-17