2021 and Matzo
It’s been nearly a week of Matzo, Matzo meal and Matzo Brei. There are recipes everywhere that I turn. It’s Pesach and soon enough I’ll be back to having bread and pizza. What is it about Matzo that is so compelling to me? Is it the bread of affliction? Is it a reminder of those harsh times thousands of years ago. Or it it the bread of liberation? The food that we ate as we traveled on our journey to liberation. Rabbi Roly and Rabbi Becka Of Bnai Jeshurun, my NYC Synagogue talked about the Matzo as a symbol linking both ends of the spectrum: bondage and freedom. Yes, it’s almost time to leave them behind. Nevertheless in this time of Covid, those matzoth are more relevant than ever.
a symbol of both ends of the spectrum