Chol HaMo-eid Pesach

חוֹל הַמֹּעֵד פֶּסַח
Shabbat During the Intermediate Days of Passover

Exodus 33:12-34:26 

When Is Chol HaMo-eid Pesach Read?

/ 19 Nisan 5784
/ 17 Nisan 5786
/ 17 Nisan 5787


On the Shabbat during Passover, we are reminded of the age-old desire to know God. Moses implores God to let him see God. While God will not allow Moses to see God’s face, God tells Moses, “I will make My goodness pass before you…" Perhaps we experience the divine presence through the goodness we create in the world. The Torah then sets forth the thirteen attributes of God, among them that God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in kindness. By emulating these very attributes, we create the goodness which allows us to know God.

Ten Minutes of Torah: Chol HaMo-eid Pesach Commentary

People helping each other climb a mountain peak

God Assures Moses: "You’ve Got This"

By: Cantor David Fair

The parashah of Chol HaMo-eid Pesach begins with Moses feeling anxious. God instructs Moses to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt, but Moses is nervous. Moses tries to decline God’s mission. It’s as if he says, "God, I totally want to do this for you, but I don’t know how, and I can’t do it by myself. I really need your help!"

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