In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
At the time of the ninth plague, that of darkness, "For all the Children of Israel there was light in their dwellings" (Ex. 10:23) This unique light not only illuminated their own homes, but accompanied the Jews wherever they went. Exile is a time of spiritual darkness that intensifies the closer we get to Moshiach's revelation. Nonetheless, just as our ancestors enjoyed "light in their dwellings" even before their redemption from exile, so too does every Jew possess an aura of holiness now, just prior to the Final Redemption, which accompanies him wherever he goes.