...reprinted from email
AS HEARD FROM RABBI AVIGDOR MILLER ZT’L
“You shall observe the month of Springtime (aviv) and perform the Pesach offering for Hashem, your
G-d, for in the month of Springtime Hashem your G-d, took you out of
Now I am going to tell you what the Alter of Slabodka, R’ Noson Zvi Finkel, said on this pasuk.
The Alter asked, “why does the Torah tell us that we left
The spring month of grain ripening was chosen by Hashem in order to enhance the happiness of the occasion. Thus, even in a mountain –heap of joy of liberation when we were loaded with the wealth of
Therefore, just as we must thank Hashem for all the Hesed He does for us, so also we must thank Him for
every extra detail of that Hesed. Hashem wanted to shower kindness upon us so He made it a beautiful spring day when He redeemed us from
When someone does us a kindness we should also examine all the details of that Hesed.
This will bring us to a further and deeper appreciation of that person. Which will bring out strong
emotions of love for this person.
This should all lead to our profuse and boundless Gratitude/Hakarat Hatob. Which is one of the
most important reasons why Hashem has sent us any good fortune, in order to afford us the glorious
opportunity to show our Gratitude, which is our perfection.
Adapted from "A Nation Is Born" by Rabbi Avigdor Miller ZT’L