Saturday, March 20, 2010

Accepting Marror after Matzah


"We must also accept the pleasant servitude, the service of HaShem, Gd of Israel, who formed us from the womb to be His servants. This trait was also acquired in our Egyptian servitude, and after all of the negative results of slavery leave us, this pleasant aspect will remain.

"Thereby a person will be able to lovingly endure even that which is against his will and inclination. This is the fundamental principle of Marror: To accept the bitterness of life with love, when one knows that he faces bitterness sent from above, and ethical elevation.

"Therefore, Marror follows Matzah."

(R' Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook, Haggadah shel Pesach)

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