Dreaming of Moshiach

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Shabbat Shira Shalom

This Shabbat, Parshat Beshalach, is notable for many things. It is one of the few throughout the year that is given a special name. Parshat Beshalach is called Shabbat Shira (the Shabbat of Song), commemorating the glorious and awe-inspiring event when, after the miraculous deliverance from the Egyptians at the Red Sea, the children of Israel simultaneously burst forth into a song of praise to Hashem.

In the Haftara, we read Shirat Devorah. In both the Parasha and the Haftarah, women play a prominent role. “Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aharon, took her drum in her hand and all the women went forth after her with drums and with dances.” (Shemot 15:20). The victory related in the Haftarah takes place under the leadership of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, and it is into “the hands of a woman” (Shoftim 4:9), Yael, a'h, that Hashem delivers the General Sisra. After the victory against Sisra, Prophet Devorah leads the nation in a song of praise to HKB'H. This song outlines the recurring theme in the history of Israel: Oppression -- Repentance -- Victory.

Chasdei HaShem, with much gratitute to HKB'H, we will be making a Seduat Kiddush in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach, when Shirat Devorah is said in every shul, every city, every state, and every country, world-wide.

We are calling upon you to make an effort to make a kiddush in your shul in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h.

If it is not possible for you to do so but would like to participate, you can join our Seuda in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, in Colony Beach, Bat Yam by sending your contribution in this tremendous Mitzvah.  The Yartzeit of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, is unknown. Therefore, it is most appropriate time to make a kiddush/Seudah for Devorah HaNevia on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach.

"Zrizim Makdimim Limitzvot"
"One should perform Mitzvot at the earliest possible time"
The same way that HKB’H redeemed Am Israel from Egypt and saved them from wicked Sisera, we pray to the Creator of the World that we should be redeemed immediately with mercy and be zoche for the coming of Moshiach now, Amen.


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