Baltimore, MD - May 23, 2024  - Rabbi Shragi Hershkowitz addresses the talmidim at Yeshivas Toras Simcha on Pesach Sheini.  The Rav discussed the mitzvah of Pesach Sheini.  He explained that the people who were tamei on Pesach were unable to participate in the karban Pesach.  They nevertheless sought to have the zechus of this mitzvah.  So, they approached Moshe Rabeinu and asked if there was a way for them to have the zechus of the mitzvah.  Moshe told them that he would need to ask Hashem, which he did and we have the mitzvah of Pesach Sheini.

Rav Hershkowitz explained that even if these people had not made this inquiry of Hashem clearly there would have been another occasion where Moshe would have been instructed to explain this mitzvah to Klal Yisrael.  It was to the great merit of these people that the mitzvah was introduced because of their desire to be part of this mitzvah.

The Rav told the students that we all need to be on the lookout for opportunities to do mitzvos with our friends, family and others just like these righteous people who inquired about the mitzvah of Karban Pesach.