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From Greatest Darkness to Greatest Light

The Torah does not tell us the exact times when many important events occurred. Nevertheless, we are told that Pharoah commanded the Jews to leave Egypt exactly at midnight on the 15th of Nissan. Further, the Torah narrates the exact moment they actually left: The next day, precisely at noon – not delaying even for the “blink of an eye”.
Midnight, Darkness, Ambition, Light & Darkness, Exodus, Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Greatest Darkness to Greatest Light
Disc 9, Program 33

Event Date: 10 Nissan 5744 - April 12, 1984

The Torah does not tell us the exact times when many important events occurred. Nevertheless, we are told that Pharoah commanded the Jews to leave Egypt exactly at midnight on the 15th of Nissan. Further, the Torah narrates the exact moment they actually left: The next day, precisely at noon – not delaying even for the “blink of an eye”.

Exile can appear as dark as midnight, when the numerous challenges and constrictions create an atmosphere of extreme darkness. At other times our lives can be as bright as midday – when we have shining success. Sometimes these successes lead us to become satisfied with the level we have reached.

Even in our darkest moments, we must outshine exile. When our lives feel “bright” we still must urgently leave the limitations of our personal “Egypt.”

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Evelyn Roberts April 20, 2016

When you read a truth When you read a truth, such as this, it rings like sweet bells in song. Reply

Casper March 29, 2015

Again Such a nice man. Inspirational through and through Reply

HappyMinyan Ma'ale Adummim, Israel March 29, 2015

On the Wings of Eagles... When Israelis, generally the more secular ones, get the message of "on the wings of eagles," they can begin to realize that bold expression of bitachon would be to declare loudly that annexation of all territory and sovereignty of Har Habayit and building the Third Beis Hamikdash is what will end our exile once and for all. Judaism will have stopped apologizing for itself and will lead the world back to G-d as we are meant to. Reply

Anonymous March 29, 2015

Galut Mitzrayim? Why is it called "Galut Mitzrayim"? Doesn't Galut refer to dispersion *from the Land* (e.g., I cannot cut a branch away from a tree unless that branch has first been connected to that tree)? If the Land had not even been possessed at that time why call the time in Mitzrayim prior to possessing the Land "Galut"?

What am I missing? Reply

Tom Healy Needham, Ma April 17, 2006

The Rebbe It's very inspirational for us who never got to meet the Rebbe to have his words available in video so we can see and here his message! it's the best use of technology! Reply

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