If we look back in history, it is interesting to note that it was always at the greatest moments of our people that we were “as one man with one heart.” Kabbolas HaTorah, Krias Yam Suf, Binyan Bais Hamikdash. In truth, it is probably the other way around. It was probably the great unity of Klal Yisroel that merited those awesome experiences. Achdus - Unity, is comprised of three levels: "קהל, עדת, ישראל"
The Mahara’l ZT”L writes that when Bnei Yisroel brought the korban Pesach in the Bais Hamikdash, they were composed of these three groups, which represented total unity and was accomplished through the korban Pesach. "קהל" symbolizes physical unity, doing a mitzvah all together. "עדת" represents unity of the mind, when people come together with a common goal. "ישראל" is the unity of the soul, when we, as a holy nation, are fully connected and intertwined on a neshama level. This third level is the peak of Achdus, a level of unification that only the Jewish people can achieve.
Rabbi Zev Leff Shlit’a explains that this achievement of total unity actually began on the tenth of Nisan when the former slaves of Egypt purposefully and courageously took a lamb, tied it to their bedposts and prepared to offer it as a sacrifice to the Almighty on the night of Pesach. They knew the risks they were taking, since the lamb was the god of the Egyptians! Bnei Yisroel forged an incredible bond of unification - body and soul - as they defied their taskmasters and expressed allegiance, devotion and love to the One and only Lord, Hashem! This great act of self-sacrifice and unity paved the foundation of Am Yisroel and the great redemption from Egypt.
This is why the Shabbos before Pesach is called “Shabbos HaGadol” - The GREAT SHABBOS, for it was on this day - 10th of Nisan - that the great Unity of Klal Yisroel was founded!
May we merit the final redemption by expressing our greatness and showing the world the great unity of the Jewish People, in mind, body and spirit.DFFFGFGTHIS IDD NFHNTNNNFN EFEFJFEJEFEF EEFEFEFJFFHFH DGFFHF FFERGEDRG RRTGERRTG EERTERTGHFRFERERG
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