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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “It is still possible to rectify everything.”

It is said in the name of the Maharash, Rabbi Shmuel, the fourth Rebbe of Lubavitch, that “the meaning of Pesah Sheni is that there is no ‘lost’ situation.

It is always possible to correct, to repair the situation.

Even someone who was impure, someone who was on a distant journey, even if his deeds were willful – in spite of everything, .”

Even the Pesah offering – the lack of which is a serious deficiency and whose deliberate neglect entails the penalty of karet – has a corrective.

Even for this mitzva, one is given a second chance.

One of the major challenges in life is that things happen to a person, physically and spiritually, which appear to be irreparable.

The meaning to be gleaned from Pesah Sheni is the possibility of a second chance, the possibility of rectifying things that were missed the first time around.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz