We have finally arrived! It’s the very last Pasuk of the Torah:
וּלְכֹל הַיָּד הַחֲזָקָה וּלְכֹל הַמּוֹרָא הַגָּדוֹל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה מֹשֶׁה לְעֵינֵי כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל
“And the entire strong hand… that Moshe performed in front of all Bnei Yisrael.”
Now, before it’s too late, it’s time for another mention of Shazak’s favorite: the great, amazing, wise, learned, erudite, magnificent, insightful, and prolific Rambam!
The Rambam named his monumental 14-volume set of Torah law, “Mishneh Torah,” but Jews of later generations were so impressed with his work that they lovingly “nicknamed” it Yad HaChazakah (“the strong hand”), borrowing the term from our Pasuk “Ulechal HaYad HaChazakah”. That’s because Yad (יד) equals 14, and there are 14 books in the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah.
Now our Pasuk is talking about Moshe Rabbeinu from Egypt… but who knows – can this also be a hint to another Rabbi Moshe… also from Egypt?
Indeed, up until this very day, the Yad HaChazakah of the Rambam is more popular than ever… Le’Einei Kal Yisrael – for all Yisrael to see and study.