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INSIGHT: Four Cups of Wine and a Fifth One!

A Promise

A Promise

DEVASTATED! That’s the perfect word to describe Moshe feelings. He accepted HaShem’s mission to free Bnei Yisrael from slavery, yet the situation in Egypt was only getting worse and worse.
Moshe courageously complained to HaShem on behalf of his brethren, “Why have You mistreated your people? Since I have come to Paraoh to speak in Your name, it has only become worse.”
HaShem scolded him, “Moshe! Do you not trust Me?! I have revealed my true name to you and shown you far greater miracles than I have ever shown to Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov, yet they never questioned My ways! Let it be known that I have heard the cries of My people, and I will free them from their slavery and suffering. The time has come for me to fulfill My promise to your forefathers.”
HaShem continued:
“Now, tell Bnei Yisrael:
והוצאתי – ViHotzaisy – I will take you out from Egyptian slavery.
והצלתי – ViHitsalty – I will save you.
וגאלתי – ViGaolty – I will redeem you.
ולקחתי – ViLakachty – I will take you as My nation by giving you the Torah.”
After these four expressions of redemption, HaShem guaranteed to bring Bnei Yisrael to the Promised Land:
והבאתי – ViHaivaisy – I will bring you to the land which I promised your ancestors, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov.”
Moshe delivered these words of hope and encouragement to Bnei Yisrael, but they were so crushed by the backbreaking slavery that nothing Moshe could have said would lift their spirits.
“We will never be redeemed from this cursed land!” they proclaimed in despair.

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Four Cups of Wine and a Fifth One!

Every year, on Pesach, Jews throughout the world celebrate the exodus of Egypt. Families gather together and conduct a Seder, with plenty of wine and Matzos.
Since HaShem used four expressions of redemption, we drink four cups of wine.
But there is a fifth cup that we don’t drink from. It’s placed in the center of the table. This special cup is called “The Cup of Eliyahu,” since he is the one to announce our ultimate redemption of Moshiach and bring us to Eretz Yisrael – just like HaShem promised “ViHaivaisy” – “I will bring you to the land”.
Here’s an amazing fact – you may need your calculator:
Add the Hebrew word, ViHaivaisy – והבאתי and it equals 424, the exact same amount as Moshiach ben David – משיח בן דוד!

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