The Chai Times #81 //

May 05, 2023 8:12 pm


Today is Pesach Sheni, the “Second Passover.” 


The Torah relates that one month after the Passover offering in the desert, a group of Jews approached Moses with a quandary: They had been ritually impure, unable to offer the sacrifice. 


“Why,” they asked, “Should we lose out?” They asked for a second chance to bring the Passover offering… and it was granted.


The Rebbe placed much emphasis on the message of this special day. Quoting his father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe, the Rebbe would highlight its powerful reminder for all Jews everywhere: When it comes to making things right, "it's never too late."


This message is driven home in a powerful 1951 letter of the Rebbe:


"One of the significant lessons of Pesach Sheni is never to despair even when one has not attained the spiritual heights of others. 


"Thus, while all the people are celebrating the Passover at its proper time, and one finds himself "far away," or otherwise unfit to enter the Sanctuary, he is told: 


“Do not despair; begin your way towards the Sanctuary; come closer and closer; for you have a special chance and opportunity to celebrate the Second Passover, if you try hard enough.”


Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

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Exciting news! We are Renewing the Sacred

Celebrating the rededication of a century-old Torah on Sunday, May 21 at 6:00 pm.

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Of interest:


A Skirt, a Wig, and a Glock-19


What Is the Septuagint?

👴 Oldest Jewish Man to Be Circumcised Since Abraham Has Brit Milah in Toronto. 96-year-old Armin Konn will have a brit milah today at an emotional ceremony at a Toronto Chabad center.

🤳 What social media did to me.


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