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Festival of Freedom

Matzo Symbolizes “Bread of Aflliction and Freedom”

Passover is a week long festival, and if you’re still eating matzo here’s some food for thought on this key symbol of the Passover Seder.
This flat cracker that we eat at Passover may appear plain and inconspicuous, but the entire Exodus story can be told using this one single edible prop. At the beginning of the Seder, we hold up a piece of matzo and say, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”

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Passover Pandemic Gives New Meaning To Freedom

Yesterday felt like Spring, a beautiful sunny day with all the colorful flowers in bloom, and a great day for a much needed walk after cooking and cleaning.

Then as the sun began to set, the clouds rolled in, the sky grew darker, and right on cue, the rain came down, watering the bright green grass, yellow forsythia bushes, and pink magnolia tree that are the first to blossom in our yard. As we sat down to dinner, I remember last year when it thunder stormed on the first night of Passover and I was convinced God sent the plague of hail to make sure we were doing the Seder during the coronavirus pandemic, even as the patio furniture blew over. This year, a mist of rain came through the open window, and it felt soothing, refreshing, cleansing, like a new beginning.

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