|Amidah-Sim Shalom-It's Possible-Pesach|
The Zakiklover was a strenuous opponent of the Yid. Once the Yid asked the Kozhnitzer Maggid to make peace between the Zaklikover and himself. The Maggid invited both for Shabbat. When he returned home from the Friday Evening services, the Maggid beheld his two eminent guests sitting at a considerable distance from each other.
“How can I sing Shalom Aleichem which mentions the welcoming of Angels of Peace, when you sit far apart from each other because of your enmity?
The two rabbis immediately shook hands, but the Zaklikover remarked, “It is only until Shabbat is over (HaYehudi HaKadosh, page 107).”
Once they experienced that it was possible to sit together in peace, it should have been easier for them to make a permanent peace. There are times when we can interact peacefully with an enemy, only to quickly forget how easy it was. We pray that the one Who “Makes Peace,” help us remember that we possess this ability and empower us to use it.
Haggadah: The Wicked Child: The simple fact that this child is participating in the Seder and asking a question is an indication of his desire to make peace. Use that first hint of peace in responding to his question.