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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Last Day(s) of Pesach

The last day of Pesach commemorates the miracle of the splitting of the sea. This happened in the early morning hours. In the Medrashing we find an explicit enumeration of 50 miracles that took place, and according to Rabbi Akiva there were in fact 250 miracles! Thus the splitting of the sea was a far greater miracle than any other miracle of the redemption from Egypt.

Upon crossing the sea and witnessing the miracles אז ישיר משה 'then' Moshe began to sing praise to God. There is a custom to sing this on the last night of Pesach after chatzos (midnight) in commemoration. The word sing in the Tora is written with an extra yud (numerical value of 10), making it into future tense. There are various teachings that are derived from this, and most obviously it's an allusion that Moshe is yet to sing to God a song that is composed of the 10 types of song - something that we in recent year bear witness to - Rabbi Nachman's (who had the soul of Moshe Rabbainu) revelation of the song that is Single, Double, Triple, Quadruple (1&2&3&4 = 10 letters) Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman! This is the song that will B"H escort us out of our present and final exile.

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