Dreaming of Moshiach

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Secrets from the Haggada

Guest post by Reb Yosef ben Yaakov (Joel Gallis); Redemption 5768.

The Haggadah of Passover contains many deep secrets. Here are 3 of them. They are very obvious once you see them, but literally invisible to our eyes until then.

The hidden clue in מצרים reflects the role of water in Egypt. If you move over the first letter the mem 2 places to the left, you now have the words צר מים (distress of water).

Pertinent considering that the Egyptians threw Jewish boy babies into the Nile, and that the water of the Egyptians turned to blood, and that the entire Egyptian army drowned in the Red Sea, among other connections to water.

Moses, משה רבנו, is not mentioned in the Haggadah. Hashem wants us to know that it was He only that redeemed us from Egypt. But Moses is obviously hidden secretly, but where?
Look at the section where the Haggadah states that it was G-d that took us out, not a
מלך, and not a שרף, and finally not השליח. Notice that the first letters of מלך, שרף, השליח spell משה.

Finally, according to Rabbi Akiva, zs'l, there were 50 plagues in Egypt, representing a full hand, and another 250 plagues at the Red Sea, for a total of 300. These plagues represented the power of G-d. So it’s no wonder that the atbash of Hashem’s yud kay vav kay (YKVK) name is 300.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו