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The Night When Your Darkness & Light Merge

When You Are in the Dumps, G-d Himself Comes Down

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This class was presented on Tuesday, 11 Nissan, 5779, April 16, 2019 at the Ohr Chaim Shul, Monsey, NY 

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    Reb Aharon -5 years ago

    Truth & Kos Shel Eliyahu

    From Rabbi's shir.


    Tatty told his young son that Eliyahu HaNavi comes each year by seder and drinks the wine and cleans the cup.  Boy stayed up all night to see Eliyahu, instead saw his tatty doing it – this shattered the boy’s whole emunah – ie it’s all not true, yetzias mitzrayim, krias yam suf, …

    We have to be real careful and truthful when we speak to our children.


    Why called “kos shel Eliyahu”? 

    Vilna Gaon – argument in Gemorah re: R Tarfon says we should have a fifth cup & others say no – so we have a fifth cup but don’t make a  brocha on it - due to the questions on this issue, Eliyahu, the one who will eventually answer all the taikus/unresolved questions, comes.


    From Shulchan Aruch HaRav Hilchos Pesach siman 480

                Rema:  Open door to show we are not afraid – it is a night of guarding – to transcend fear – this is part of the emunah that will bring moshiach. And if Eliyahu will come we want to be able to leave quickly so the door is open.                                   

    Sefer Hamanhig and Chok Yaakov and Magen Avraham

               But where there’s ganavim don’t rely on miracles so keep the door closed.

               For healing (of all types) one must open themselves up - then things happen, remove the blockages, open up to possibilities.


    Why Eliyahu comes to each seder?    

    1. Students of maharil – because of emunah -  we hope/expect he will  come so we show anticipation by putting out a cup for him – and if/when he does come he will need a cup!
    1. R. Moshe Hagiz (acharon) in sefer Birchas Eliyahu –

                  Pirkei d’Reb Eleizer perek 29:   Eliyahu haNavi in Tanach said about the 400 prophets                                    who were worshipping avodah zarah  “I am the only one who is jealous/cares                                         about HaShem” – ie that they had abandoned the bris.  HaShem: “That is not true. You                         will testify to the truth.  You must come to every bris  and also to the seder (only kosher                          mahled Jews are invited cuz have to eat the korban Pesach) to show and testify that the                       Jews did and do keep the bris!

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Likkutei Torah Pesach Matzah Zu #9

Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • April 16, 2019
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  • 11 Nisan 5779
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