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Portion Bo - Come on Now - Reality Here?

Portion Bo - Come on Now - Reality Here?


Were there really plagues in Egypt?

Were the Israelites ever in Exile?

Why am I asking these questions? Are they relevant?

Imagine a communist Chinese boss - who worked his whole life for the communist party...

and now he gets hit with the coronavirus!

What does he think ...feel   ...say to his children?

Now omagine the average slave (yes there  are even today in someplaces, sad to say).

Same questions!

Now read the end of the First Book of the 5 Books of Moses and
imagine Jacob the father of 12 the tribes  - about to leave the world

what does he do?  He LEAVES THEM A SPIRITUAL LEGACY THAT LASTS 3000 YEARS (so far).

The Seder night is not just a time to see our relatives (like them or not)!

And this week's portion BO is not just a lead-in to the Passover story (which we will read about for the next bunch of weeks in the Torah).

Quoting from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (in his story of Moishele the Drunk Watercarrier)

"...Then came Avraham. He began fixing the world ... Yaakov and his twelve holy sons... (BUT) Then Pharaoh made slaves out of us, and tonight, G-d took us out from Egypt....

 children, I want you to swear to me right now, that you’ll always know that the same G-d
who took us out from Egypt is still alive. It’s the same G-d.
Whenever a Jew cries to G-d, G-d always hears our prayers and takes us out from all our troubles.'...

He told his Rabbi - ” “Rebbe, I’m so sorry. I couldn’t say anything more (to my children) because I was still drunk. I turned over and I fell asleep again.”
"So the heilege (holy) Reb Tzvi Elimelech was crying bitter tears. He said to his Chassidim, “Did you hear that? Did you hear that? I wish that one time in my life, I should be privileged to give over Yiddishkeit to my children, the way Moishele the water carrier gave it over to his children Seder night.” Gevalt."

So READ THESE PORTIONS

AND READ THEM OVER AT SEDER NIGHT!

And remember:

YOU should be privileged to give over Yiddishkeit to ... (YOUR) children, the way Moishele the water carrier gave it over to his children Seder night.” Gevalt."


Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Andy Eichenholz (expecting some more blessed rain here in Israel tomorrow -

the place our forfathers came to in order to bring HOLY memory
and HOLY spirit into the world!
 

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