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מצה - יצא, Ex. 12:17

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm
by Isaac Fried
We read there
וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת הַמַּצּוֹת כִּי בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה הוֹצֵאתִי אֶת צִבְאוֹתֵיכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם חֻקַּת עוֹלָם
NIV: "Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come"
in which I sense a faint hint to an extra reason for eating the מצה MACAH, unleavened bread, on this commemorative holiday namely, to further reminds us of the יציאה YCIYAH, exit, or exodus out of Egypt.

Isaac Fried, Boston University