Parsha Mitzvot: BeHaalotecha-Siftei Tzaddik-Gur:Mitzvah 380 – Concept 407
“God spoke To Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the Children of Israel, saying: If any man will become contaminated through a human corpse or a distant road, whether you or your generations, he shall make the Pesach-Offering to God in the second month, on the fourteenth day, in the afternoon, shall he make it.” (Numbers 9:9-11) There is a Mitzvah to slaughter the Pesach-Sheini Offering. (Rambam, Hilchot Korban Pesach – The Pascal Offering)
It was the passionate desire of the people who missed the Pesach Offering (See Numbers 9:1-8) that caused the Heavens to continue to emanate the Divine Influence of Pesach for an additional thirty days. (Siftei Tzaddik – Rabbi Yitzchak Meir of Gur)
This Mitzvah teaches us the power we have to influence the Highest Heavens and create new spiritual realities. It reminds us that our passionate desire to use ever opportunity to attach to God through His Mitzvot, will be fulfilled. The key is only the intensity of our desire!