WWW.KOSHERDELIGHT.COM - GLOBAL JEWISH DIRECTORY WITH NEWS AND INFORMATION, TRAVEL, EDUCATION, PARENTING, HOLIDAYS AND MORE   כושר דילייט - מגאזין יהודי באינטרנט הכולל חדשות ומידע יהודי גלובלי. המגאזין כולל: בתי חב"ד, בתי ספר יהודיים, אוכל כשר ומסעדות כשרות, מקוואות, חינוך ועוד

   

Kosher Restaurants

Kosher Hotels

Synagogues

Kosher recipes

Mikvah

Jewish Holidays

KOSHER RESTAURANTS

KOSHER HOTELS

SYNAGOGUES

KOSHER RECIPES

MIKVAOT

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

                          ב"ה   
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE!

Bullet Home
Bullet
SITE INDEX
BulletJEWISHKD.COM
Bullet
DONATE 

KOSHER
BulletKosher restaurants
   Around the World!
BulletKosher Hotels
Bullet
Kosher Recipes 

BulletVegetarian Restaurants
Bullet
Updates from the
   Chief Rabbinate of
   Israel

BulletKosher Alcohol Updates
Bullet
Kashrut Authorities
BulletKosher Products Lists

Bullet
Kashrut Comments

BET DIN OUTSIDE ISRAEL
BulletInternational Directory of Rabbinical Courts

SHABBAT
BulletCandle Lighting Times
   for Shabbat & Holidays


NEWS
Bullet
News & Media


JEWISH STUFF...
BulletJewish Simcha
BulletJudaism, Spiritualism,
   Opinions and more

Bullet
Jewish Communities
   Around the World

Bullet
Parashat
   HaShavuah
   
Bullet
Jewish Holidays
Bullet
Synagogues
Bullet
Mikvaot
Bullet
Chabad Houses
Bullet
Aish HaTorah
Bullet
Young Israel  
Bullet
NCSY
Bullet
B'nai Akiva
Bullet
Hillel
BulletThe Holocaust


PARENTING
BulletParenting
BulletJewish Camps
BulletKids
Bullet
Babies


HEALTH
Bullet
Jewish Hospitals
Bullet
Your Health
Bullet
Do not Abuse
    Drugs and Alcohol


FRIENDS ON 4
BulletOur Pets
BulletThe Dog Trainer: Q & A
BulletThe Veterinarian Corner
Bullet הטסת כלבים
Bullet כלבים: עכשיו הדיאטה
Bulletהיצלנו את לוקה


BulletInsurance New!
BulletQuestions & Answers
Bullet
Links


BulletCONTACT US!  


 
 
  KD MAGAZINE!      ב"ה                    
 
 
  PARSHAT BO - YUD SHVAT  
 

By Rabbi Yonassan Biggs

RABBI YONASSAN BIGGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Shalom and Bracha!

  This Shabbat we read the portion of Bo, which includes the last three plagues, the Passover offering in preparation for the exodus from Egypt, and the Exodus itself. It is also the Shabbat before the Tenth of Shevat, the Yahrtzeit of the Previous Rebbe and the ascension to leadership of the Rebbe. This will be discussed in a separate page.

  The Torah commands us that we are to remember the Exodus from Egypt all of the days of our lives. This remembrance serves many purposes. In order to go forward, we must know where we came from. When we remember the Exodus, we are reminded both of our humble beginnings as slaves and our tremendous debt of gratitude to Hashem. This is also connected to the month of Shevat. The name Shevat is connected to the Hebrew word Shevet, which means a branch. During the month of Shevat we contemplate that we are all branches of one tree, and we look to our roots for our identity.

  A deeper reason for the daily remembrance is that every day, in prayer and service of Hashem, we undergo a spiritual expression of the Exodus. The Hebrew word for Egypt is Mitzrayim. This is related to the Hebrew word Metzarim, which means boundaries. Inherently, we are fettered by negative traits and surroundings. Hashem is infinite. Reaching out to Hashem is an act of redemption from our boundaries. A couple once brought their mute daughter to the Rebbe. The Rebbe asked if she would begin lighting Shabbat candles if given the gift of speech. Her parents said certainly. The Rebbe asked the girl to respond, and she said yes. The Rebbe explained to her dumbfounded parents that Hashem is infinite, and by accepting a Mitzvah she harnessed His infinite power.

 

  Before leaving Mitzrayim, we were commanded to eat Matzah. Leaven is symbolic of ego. It causes a small quantity of grain to form a large bread or pastry. Matzah is humility. As we touch the Infinite, we cannot approach with ego and preconceived notions. We must have humility and readiness to accept.

  When the Torah describes the Mitzvah of the Passover offering, it refers to “A sheep for each father’s house.” In truth, the Pesach sacrifice could be shared with anyone. The Torah stresses the family because our strides to come closer to Hashem should enhance family unity. The Pesach was brought together with the entire Jewish people. This is because as we come closer to Hashem, we must seek to bring others close as well. This is the spiritual side to the custom of opening the Seder by inviting whoever has nowhere to go.

  In gratitude for the Exodus, Hashem commands us to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tefillin. When we bind our hearts and mind with Hashem, we are emancipated from the shackles of society’s mindset and corruption.

  May our study of the Redemption from Mitzrayim be the last preparation for the Redemption through Moshiach!

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Biggs
  Rabbi Yonassan Biggs is from Chabad of Great Neck, NY. His website is: http://www.chabadgn.com/
 
 

Custom Search
 
KOSHER DELIGHT - YOUR JEWISH ONLINE MAGAZINE! כושר דילייט - מגזין החדשות והמידע מהעולם היהודי ומישראל, כולל מסעדות כשרות, בתי כנסת ועוד ועוד

Zikit Translation Services

ZIKIT TRANSLATION SERVICES , שירותי תירגום, שרותי תירגום, שירות תרגומים, שירות תירגומים, שרות תרגום, תירגום, תרגום, תירגום מסמכים, תירגום תעודות, תרגום טכני, תירגום טכני, תרגום, תרגומים מעברית לאנגלית, תרגומים מאנגלית לעברית, תרגום עברי אנגלית אנגלי עברי -  זיקית שירותי תרגום

www.zikit.org


THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST
THE HOLOCAUST - THE SHOAH

Advertise with Us!

KD Kosher Recipe Collection
Send us your 
Kosher Recipe!


COMPREHENSIVE WORLDWIDE JEWISH SEARCH: JEWISHKD.COM Comprehensive Worldwide Jewish Search