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  • Yehuda Pevzner

Why not Exodus?

This Shabbat is a very special Shabbat because it is Yud Shvat! The 10th of Shvat is the day that the Lubavitcher Rebbe took on the leadership of the Chabad community and all of Jewry around the world!

As we know, everything that happens is connected to the Torah portion of the week. In this week’s Parsha, we learn about Passover. Why is the holiday named Passover, as opposed to “Release” or “Exodus”? Right before leaving Egypt, G-d brought on the plague of the firstborns. G-d went through the land and killed the firstborns of each household. The Jews were spared this plague because G-d jumped over the Jewish homes. Because G-d passed over the Jews, the holiday is called Passover. 

Most of the Jews lived in the same neighborhood. However, there were Jews that were assimilated and living among the non-Jews. And G-d jumped over them, too. 

And this is the Rebbe’s mission. To get each and every Jew out of exile, so no Jew will be left behind!

Shabbat Shalom!

Candle lighting time is 4:39 PM


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