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The Meaning of Matzot

July 21, 2014

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik reminds us that the Jews are a people who unite politics and food—or soul and body—and that the matzot carry a specific political meaning. Baked with haste, they are a reminder of the preciousness of time and the impermanence of life. A freedom that begins by recognizing these truths will find itself concerned with transmission to the next generation—exactly the concern at the center of the Seder.

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