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Monday, April 05, 2004

A Freilichin Pesach

The holy Rebbe, Reb Naftali Rufshitzer, once said that Yiddin have it backwards when it comes to greeting one another on Purim and Pesach. On Purim people generally say have a freilichin (joyous) Purim and on Pesach they say have a kosherin (kosher) Pesach.

The Rebbe said, fakeirt. We should be saying have a kosherin Purim and a frielichin Pesach. On Purim we sometimes get carried away with the drinking and we have to remember to keep it kosher. On Pesach we tend to get so bogged down with the cleaning, cooking and focus on strictly observing all the mitzvos that we lose sight of the simchas Yom Tov.

So, a Freilichin Pesach to all.

May we merit to see the final redemption speedily in our days.