Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Pesach lesson: Performing mitzvot personally


"The Torah says, ‘The nation carried out its dough before it could rise, their burdens bound up in their clothes, upon their shoulders.’

"R’ Natan asked: Did they not have animals? But the Jews loved the mitzvot, and they went and did it themselves in order to receive reward for going and doing…"

(Midrash, Mechilta d’R’ Shimon bar Yochai 12:38)

Have a great Moed,

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