Did you know this Sunday, May 19, 2019, is
means Second Passover and marks the day when someone who was unable to participate in the korban pesach, Passover offering, in the proper time due to ritual uncleanliness, would observe the mitzvah exactly one month later.
There is an assortment of customs regarding this day and chief amongst them are eating
, additional supplications, during davening.
The takeaway for us, of course, is to be mindful of the importance of the
of the korban pesach and how vital it is for every Jew to observe this mitzvah.
Gratitude is a timeless obligation and the korban pesach reminds us of the total, absolute, and overwhelming appreciation we must develop for Hashem both for redeeming us from Egyptian bondage and how He continues to “save” us on a daily basis.
This idea is borne out by the fact the paschal lamb was roasted
, to remind us of the
of appreciation we should harbor for G-d.
Have a wonderful pesach sheni and enjoy your crispy and tasty matzo. And by the way, shemura matzo is cheaper after pesach!