Monday, March 26, 2018

Unleavened bread and the Exodus story

PASSOVER IS COMING: How Eating Matzot became Part of the Exodus Story (Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber,
Originally the Festival of Matzot was an agricultural holiday but through its association with the Pesach sacrifice, it became historicized and connected to the exodus story. This shift prompted the redaction of several biblical passages and the question “how indeed does eating matzah commemorate the exodus?”
In case you didn't know, Matzot means "unleavened bread" and the biblical festival that goes by that name. That festival is associated with Passover, but is not identical to Passover.

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