Mashiach: Passover

Hora’ah – הוראה – Teaching

Passover has direct connection to the messiah and the tzaddik, the their suffering, which we must experience to make the ‘full connection,’ Themes of atonement, redemption and defeat of the ‘other side’ via the death of ‘the lamb,’ are also found.

“The last day of Passover is the conclusion of what began on the first night of Passover. The first night of Passover is our festival commemorating our redemption from Egypt by the Holy One, Blessed be He. It was the first redemption, carried out through Moses our teacher, who was the first redeemer; it was the beginning. The last day of Passover is our festival commemorating the final redemption, when the Holy One, Blessed be He, will redeem us from the last exile through our righteous Messiah, who is the final redeemer. The first day of Passover is Moses our teacher festival; the last day of Passover is Messiah’s festival.”
Likkutei Sichos 22:34

“The last day of Pesach is our festival commemorating the final redemption, when the Holy One, Blessed be He, will redeem us from the last exile through our righteous Moshiach, who is the final redeemer. The first day of Pesach is Moshe Rabbeinu’s festival; the last day of Pesach is Moshiach’s festival.” Pesach is the festival which celebrates freedom. The first day celebrates the redemption from the first exile; the last day celebrates the future redemption from the final exile. The two are intimately connected, the beginning and end of one process with G‑d in the future redemption showing wonders “as in the days of your exodus from Egypt. That Moshiach’s festival is celebrated specifically on the last day of Pesach is not merely because Moshiach will redeem us from the last exile. Being last has a significance beyond mere numerical order, for that which is last performs a unique function. When the Jews journeyed in the desert after leaving Egypt, they marched in a specific order, divided into four camps. The last to march was the camp of Don, which is described by Torah as “ma’asaf l’chol hamachanos” — “gatherer of all the camps. Rashi explains this as meaning that “The tribe of Don…would journey last, and whoever would lose anything, it would restore it to him.” … Because Pesach is associated with the redemption through Moshiach and the last day of Pesach is the finish to and completion of Pesach, the last day of Pesach accordingly emphasizes the coming of Moshiach.
Moshiach’s Seudah: Last Day of Pesach,

“Reb Avraham said to him (a young student), “Nu! Today is Pesach, the time of our redemption,” and started speaking to him about the greatness of Pesach, the Exodus and the true meaning of freedom. He gave him such advice and encouragement to help him through these trying times. At the end of the conversation, Reb Avraham said to him,”Pesach has the same numerical value as (Rebbe) Nachman (148). How can we connect Rebbe Nachman and the concepts of Pesach? The Haggadah teaches us: This is what Hillel did! He took the Pesach, Matzah and Maror, and ate everything together.” He advised this young man to accept Hillel’s teaching. We can partake of the Pesach – the True Tzaddik – only by experiencing bitterness and difficulty! Then we can fully appreciate these teachings. “Now,” Reb Avraham said, “go home and have a joyous Pesach!”
The Breslov Haggadah, p. 54, as cited in Crossing the Narrow Bridge, Chaim Kramer, p.32

“The Arizal teaches that the whole concept of Passover provides the Jews with a method of rectifying Adam’s sin.”
“Passover Thoughts: The Rectification of Adam’s Sin,” Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

“Passover … symbolizes a victory over the demonic forces that prevail in the world as a result of the separation of Malkhut and Tiferet. (The bride and groom.) …. … Egypt is described as the abode of the ‘husks’ or ‘shells’ (kelipot) that trap the Shkinah (bride) and prevent her from achieving unity … … the Egyptians worshiped lambs as deities. Thus the sacrifice or burning of a slaughtered lamb is an act of destruction in which the demonic power of the Egyptian deities is annihilated … the lamb is eaten at night, the time when the evil power is ascendant, to vanquish it at the moment of its greatest strength.”
The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism, David S. Ariel, Jason Aronson, London, 1988, pp. 157,158.


“Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
1Corinthians 5:6-8 

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of G-d, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Messiah if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Romans 8:16-18