Monday, March 25, 2013

Anti Chaos Theory

Probably the biggest lesson that we can take from the seder on Pesach is its name.
Why is it called the seder (literally, the order)? On a simple level – because we have so many mitzvos to fulfill that is we don’t perform them in a pre arranged order – we may forget one or more.
I think there is a deeper reason as well.
The message of the entire story of the exodus and the crippling punishment of the Egyptians is precisely that – that there is an order to the world. Events are not happenstance and there is a choirmaster that directs everything. If there is one message that we must internalize on this holy, holy night – this is it.
Have a very meaningful seder !

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