If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them… [A]nd you will live in security in your land. And I will grant peace in the Land, and you will lie down with no one to frighten [you]. - Leviticus Chapter 26 verses 3-6
Moshe Rabenu’s famous rallying cry has often been quoted most famously in the large demonstrations around the world for Freedom of Russian Jewry. However the verse is always misquoted because it is quoted incompletely. The complete quote is ‘Let my people go and serve me (Hashem).’
Many Jews around the world will be celebrating the seder this Pesach and many of them will not realize that the word seder means order or structure. Judaism is all about structure and order.
Pesach this year extends from Friday night, March 30, until Saturday night, April 7.
There are four mitzvot you need to do on Purim Day.
There are five extremely important lessons we can learn from the manna. (Exodus Chapter 16)
The fight-or-flight response occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically. When the newly free Jewish slaves left Egypt and were camped by the Reed Sea they notice Pharoh and his army rapidly approaching behind them. They were terrified.
Interestingly the first mitzvah given by God in Egypt to the recently freed Jewish slaves was that to sanctify the new moon.