Thursday, April 2, 2009

Three matzot at the Seder


"One reason why we use three matzot is to commemorate the three se'ah measures of flour [that Sarah prepared for the visiting angels in Genesis 18] on Passover.

"We break one of the matzot in order to remember the splitting of the Sea, as well as the Jordan River [when the Jews entered Israel in Joshua 3], which occurred on Passover."

(Taamei haMinhagim 520, citing Daat Zekeinim miBaalei haTosafot)

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