Friday, April 18, 2008

Matzah


"V'Tzivanu Al Achilas Matzah"
"We were commanded on the Matzah"

The Rokeach commenting on these words in the Bracha during Motzei Matzah adds that everyone who eats Matza according to Jewish Law becomes a partner with G-d in the creation of the world.

The reason for this is because our Exodus from Egypt was the completion of the creation of the world. The ten makkos uncovered the ten maamaros of creation. Therefore one who eats Matzah, which symbolized our freedom is aiding G-d in the creation of the world.

On this note, R' Mordechai Elon explains the words, (Shemos 7) "You shall eat matzos for seven days". Following this pattern of seven days was also the days of creation. For while one eats the matza he becomes more cognizant of the days of the week thus appreciating creation.

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