Monday, March 30, 2009

Is it Pesach or is it the Festival of Matzah?


"Pesach is identified in the Torah as Chag haMatzot [the festival of matzah], but we call it Pesach [Gd passed over the Jewish homes and did not harm them].

"The reason for this is the biblical verse, 'I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me.' We speak of the praise of Gd, and Gd speaks of the praise of the Jewish people."

(Taamei haMinhagim 498, from Kedushat Levi to Parshat Bo)

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