Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chassidus, introduced the custom of having a third meal on the last day of Pesach. It is called the “Seudas Moshiach,” because the light of Moshiach is poured into the world on this day. Just like by the seder from the first two nights of Pesach, we eat Matzah and drink four cups of wine.
Here in Kishinev we celebrated as well. As the Shul filled up, we followed the custom and spoke about the forthcoming Geulah (redempion) and coming of Moshiach. The enthusiasm and joy was felt as everyone came together to sing Chassidic Niggunim.
The Seudas Moshiach often has the feel of a Farbrengen – Chassidic gathering – and Rabbi Mendy Axelrod shared the famous proverb that “What a Farbrengen can accompilish, even the angel Michael cannot accomplish!” Thus, all expressed their personal desires and responded “Amen!” to their friends’ desires.
May we merit to the Seudas Moshiach with Moshiach himself, now!