April 4: Passover – Unleavened Bread

– Unleavened Bread

One more item was to be on the Passover table – unleavened bread.  Furthermore there could be no leaven found anywhere in the home. 

Exodus 12:8

Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Unleavened Bread is called “the bread of affliction” and is eaten for seven days following Passover.

There are important reasons for this unleavened bread (matzo)

  • The people left in haste, before the dough had time to rise.
  • To remind us of our affliction and suffering as slaves.
  • To remember the day we actually left Egypt.
  • Leaven is the Biblical symbol of sin. Unleavened bread reminds us of the need to keep sin out of our lives.

PRAY THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE THE PRESENCE & SLAVERY OF SIN IN THEIR LIVES .

Breaking the matzo during a Passover celebration in Tokyo.

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