Kabbalah Online Magazine
Pesach Festival 5776
Vol. 12 No.31, 9 - 22 Nisan, 5776 / April 17 - 30, 2016
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Passover Festival begins on Shabbat evening, April 22, with "the Seder" (see
and ends after the Shabbat of the following week.
7th day of Pesach is also a full-fledged Torah holiday
celebrating the miracle of the Splitting of the Sea and our crossing on dry
land (see articles #6-8).
c) The 6th and 8th articles also contain teachings of the
in honor of the 114th anniversary of his birthday on Nissan 11 (20:16: April
d) From the 2nd night of Pesach through the night before Shavuot we
"Count the Omer" - see article #5
(plus more in the weeks to come).
e) The 8th article, on the theme of Moshiach and redemption, is
the haftorah reading of the Eighth Day of Pesach, celebrated only outside of
f) We held over the Annual Tree blessing from last week on the home page
a nice family activity during the weekdays of the festival if you haven't
recited it yet.
of KabbalaOnline wishes all of our readers and all the Jewish people
a kosher, enjoyable, liberating, inspiring Pesach holiday and festival
| The Passover Festival|
||Personalizing the Pesach
The "head, haunches and entrails" of the Passover lamb hint to the three pillars of Jewish spiritual life.
||Throw a Frog at Story Time
The King's might is increased when His subjects praise His majesty.
||A Half Divided By Five
The two halves of the matzah correspond to the two redemptions we celebrate on the night of Passover.
| Mystic Story|
||A Long Dutch Drive
The Rebbe asked him to go to a certain small town and give matzo to the Jew that lived there, but did not provide his name.
| Sefirat HaOmer|
||Counting Toward the Wedding Canopy
The lovesickness they felt approaching Sinai is comparable to a bride counting the days until she is united with her groom.
| 7th [and 8th] day of Pesach|
||Revealing Riches from the Sea
True exodus means freeing the G-dly soul from the shackles of the animal soul.
||Conversation with a Soul
In Paradise you will eat the bread of the Torah that you studied while you were in that world
| Moshiach and Redemption|
||The Teacher and The King
The goodness the king gives to his people reflects his exaltedness.