בין אדם לחברו

of Cows and Passover and Raising the Spirit of the World‏

 

Some people WORRY about getting ready FOR PASSOVER- 

GOTTA SELL THE CHOMETZ 

and it’s so HARD! 
OIY – so much WORK 
GOTTA HAVE GUESTS - 

OR BE A GUEST 
(THE ORIGINAL PASSOVER SACRIFICE HAD TO BE EATEN WITH GUESTS WHO WERE INVITED BEFORE HAND!!!) 

CHAMETZ … MATZA - BITTER HERBS ... who can remember it all? 

But – A LITTLE SEDER for Passover – 
EVERYONE SHOULD GET THE MOST OUT OF IT ... 

(we PRACTICED this week in my SHUL) 

SO HERE'S A TIP: 
THINGS Always seems harder BFORE you do it 
You ARE always stronger AFTER you do it 
AND REMEMBER - 
IF you are DOING it, you don’t have time to think or worry 
SO DON'T SWEAT THE PREPARATION - WHAT YOU DO WILL BE FINE - 
JUST HAVE A SEDER which will BRING OUT THE BEST in you ALL 

and - from this week's Portion - the RED HEFFER portion this shabbat remember- 

quote from Rabbi Carlebach zt"zl 

Reb Nosson (the main student of Rabbi Nahman of Breslov) says (quotes from the Torah) 
that when Moshe Rabbenu built the Mishkan, 
every Jew contributed half a shekel. 
But (Reb Noson says the Torah MEANS is that) what every Jew brought was really his NeKUDaH TOVaH -- his one little point of goodness. 
Every Jew has something very holy hidden inside which is especially his own. 
This one point is beyond proportion in holiness. So every Jew brought his NeKUDaH TOVaH (to build up the Temple) 

From me (with a little help from Rabbi Zev yesterday) 
We read this week about the RED HEFFER which was burned (every 400-500 years) to PURIFY people who had been in contact with death - the most UNHOLY thing. 

SOMETIMES WE DON'T SEE THE GOOD BECAUSE IT'S BLOCKED BY OTHER STUFF 

So we "wash it away" with a Mikva and some Red Heffer ash - 

and we can START OVER SPIRITUALLY. 

Gutt Shabbos 

Rabbi Andy Eichenholz