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Friday, February 8, 2019


Pessach like shabbat needs an eight light to be completed (malave malka).  The two candles lit on Shabbat are called THE Shabbat light. This is no coincidence.
Similarily the exodus from Egypt is not completed without the celebration of the the "Mimouna" the first new national religious holiday since the reconstruction of the second temple. This holiday is related to the removal of the bones which is the final stage allowing for the crossing of the Sea of Reeds and the reclaiming of the town of Schem, (who all died in "kiddush hashem") by completing the oath to Josef and burying him there and later Narchon (of the tribe of Juda) also responsible for the opening of the sea.
Serach bat Asher who was closest to Josef (unfortunatly slavery got in the way of their wedding) was the only survivor of the generation when the family of Jacob entered Egypt.  The 70 elders therefore took counsel with her to see if Moses was the Messiah.  She was not impressed by the miracles, but when the words "pakod pakodeti" were reported to her she proclaimed that Moses was the savior.  These words were the words were the reminder of the oath given  by the 70 of the generation of Josef that the bones of her beloved Josef were to be brought to Shchem (flattering for the elders).
The Israeli National Anthem, "Hatkva"(hope) concludes with the word "(The land of the zion (mortal remains) and Jerusalem)"
When we take the Torah out of the Arch we always sing the verse from Numbers 10:35 and putting it back in we say verse 10:36, but right after verse 10:35 we sing verse 2:3 from Yeshayahu as follows:
"The Arch would begin to travel and Moses would say 'rise up Gd and chase our enemies and haters from before you','because from the zion (mortal remains) the Torah will come out and the word of Gd from Jerusalem','And when it came to rest he would say, Return, O Lord, to the many thousands of Israel!'
Zion are the bones of Rabbi Nachman as is demonstrated by the passage of Yeshayahu 40 we read on the saddest day of the year, 9 of Av, the day of the destruction of the Temples. The passage begins (40:1) and ends (40:26) very explicitly as follows:
"Nachamo, Nachamo ami...." (Console yourselves, console yourselves, my people...) And ends "איש לא נעדר" (a man will not be missing).
The two Shabbat candles which we call The Shabbas light (peace, holy day of rest) can be compared to the two eyes of Samson and Rachel both of whose prayers will be answered in a single day.
That day when all our eyes will be opened and the Phillistines (invaders in Hebrew) will be chased from the land.


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