Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How To Destroy Mazikim

I have a kabbala (tradition passed down) that every effort that one exerts themselves with in honor of the Yom Tov of Pesach, and you are tired and worn from that exertion - through these efforts you destroy all the Mazikim(damaging angels) called "nigei bnei adam".

(Kav Hayosher, Chapter 90)

(Just thinking out loud - maybe we shouldn’t complain about the women cleaning beyond the halachic requirement.)

One should not say: "Pesach is so difficult" (Rokeach, Hilchos Pesach), because it says in Talmud Yerushalmi Pesachim 10:4: "Rasha mah hu omer - mah ha'avodah hazos - What does the rasha say? - What is this (grueling) work? - this toiling that we bother with each and every year" (preparing for Pesach).

(Kav Naki commentary on Kav Hayosher)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is powerful stuff. this is probably related to what the Ari Hakodosh says that shvitzing for a mitzveh does this sort of thing