Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Miracles of Redemption

By remembering the overt miracles that Hashem has performed throughout Jewish history, we come to recognize the countless hidden miracles that He does for us daily. For this reason He gave us many mitzvos that remind us of these great miracles. Recognizing hidden miracles brings us to a greater awareness of Hashem’s presence in our lives, and enables us to fulfill the goal of creation, which is to thank Him (Ramban at the end of parashas Bo).

How far does this go? The halacha is that anyone who does not mention the plague of killing the firstborn in Egypt, the Exodus from Egypt, the splitting of the sea, and Hashem's kingship in the world does not fulfill his obligation of reciting these brachos (Shulchan Aruch 66,10; Mishna Berura 66,53). For this reason a person should make special efforts to focus while mentioning these miracles (Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach as cited in Ishei Yisrael 17,55).

Women generally do not have to perform mitzvos which are time-bound. Since the Shema and its blessings must be recited by a certain hour of the day, women are technically not obligated to recite them. However, women have accepted upon themselves to say at least the first paragraph of Shema, and because of the importance of mentioning the miracles of the Exodus before Shemoneh Esrei, many halachic authorities obligate them to say Emes V’Yatziv (Mishna Berura 70, 2).


Text Copyright © 2009 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 

ARTICLES ON VAESCHANAN AND TU BEAV:

View Complete List

Moshe's Lesson of Acceptance
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

How Can We Be Comforted?
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Desire of the Fire Within
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

For Your Sake
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

Judaism 101
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Basis for Moshe Being Denied Entry into the Land
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5771

What Is True Love?
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768

Rejoicing in a Month of Misfortune: Part 2
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

ArtScroll

The Trust Of Truth
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

Don't Forget
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5774

> The Long Journey to the Heart
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

The Laws of Relaxation
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

Moshe's Prayers (and Ours)
Shlomo Katz - 5762

Harpstrings of the Heart
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information