Pesach and redemption
As we leave the month of Adar, where we increase in joy, we enter the month of Nissan, the month of nessim and geula (miracle and redemption). So we have to take the joy of Adar and apply it to our service of Hashem and work on doing things to actualize the redemption. So what should we do? Well, the first thing we need to think about is that the world is balanced, like a scale. One more good deed, good thought, could tip the balance to the side of good and bring the redemption. Imagine the responsibility of each and every Jew, man , woman and child. We each have to understand and be aware that when we subdue our yetzer haras and we subdue the side of impurity and we do good or we think good thoughts or speak words of Torah, we could bring the redemption! Just one thought of teshuvah, of repentance, can bring the redemption. The previous Lubavitcher Rebbe said “the sooner to teshuvah, the sooner to geula”. This is something to publicize: If each one of us will correct those things that need fixing, we are actively bringing the redemption! And it all should be done with joy: the joy of understanding the merit we have to be part of the chosen nation, of hosting G-d in this world every single moment. We are here to make a dwelling place for Hashem in this lowly material world. And by serving Hashem properly and doing teshuvah, we bring about the actual purpose of this creation: the coming of Moshiach. Pesach is especially connected to redemption, as we know in Nissan we were redeemed from Egypt and in Nissan we will be redeemed from this final most painful exile. May it be immediately now! So happy cleaning….and as you clean your homes, clean yourself internally from any ego or impurity or negative emotions. Redeem yourself from your own limitations and problems. And this helps to speed up the complete redemption for the entire Jewish people. Chag Pesach kasher v’sameach!!