Pesach (5772)

Drash Cards for Pesach (5772)

by Marc Mangel

• Saturday Night Live sent Victoria Jackson to Times Square on Rosh HaShannah in the early 1990s and she wondered ‘where’s the ball’?

• We don’t do new year resolutions, but spend Yom Kippur on spiritual and personal improvement.

• Then comes Pesach about 185 days after Yom Kippur. Time for a check-in

• We should ask: How have we done with your Yom Kippur resolutions?  What are our Egypts? How do we get the rest of the spiritual and emotional leaven out of our lives?

• Most likely we have not done as well as we had desired. What should we do now?

• In 1957, the Rebbe wrote “There is no room for hopelessness in Jewish life and no Jew should ever be given up as a lost cause”

• This applies to us too — as we climb to the next Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur let’s do it with renewed vigor for our goals.

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