Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days.
When you're dating someone, you adjust to them being in your every day life, and how they fit into your world.Our love story begins approximately 3,800 years ago.The Master of the Universe, King of Kings feels “incomplete”; He feels that He “needs” to find a Bride.The following astronomical data in the first three columns below was obtained from the U. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department. The pertinent file may be accessed on the Internet at .The times of day given in the second and third columns have been adjusted 2 hours from U. Naval Observatory figures to account for the difference between Jerusalem Israel and Greenwich England (universal) time.The Rav replied: “You found the right one, but you threw her away!
” By being focused on extraneous matters, we do not see clearly and our judgment becomes impaired.
Why the need for such a seemingly unnecessary delay?
Why not tie the knot in this most pristine moment together with this extraordinary couple?
We are also indoctrinated by Hollywood and the empty world of movie stars and models to find “tall and thin is in”.
Instead, we should be focusing as Hashem did, on the real predictors of a lasting and fulfilling marriage: Yirat Shamayim (awe of Heaven) and the desire to engage in continual kindness. It means to give, not in order to receive and not as a 50-50 business deal! And thus, the Chosen Bride was rescued and redeemed from the bondage for Mitzraim (limitations) on Pesach followed by a 49-day count down, until the marriage ceremony actually took place on the holiday of Shavuot.
The basis of G-d’s choice of a bride, laid not in external characteristics, but rather in the seeds of Avraham Avinu’s endless trust and incredible awe of Him.