Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Mitzvot of Pesach - Roasting the Korban Pesach, Part I


As counted by the Sefer haChinuch, the seventh mitzvah in the Torah requires that we roast the korban pesach. The Sefer haChinuch offers two reasons for this:

1. Classically, only royalty ate roasted meat. Peasants ate boiled meat, which would preserve the fat and be more filling.

2. Roasting over a flame is quicker than boiling in a pot. The Jews ate the Korban Pesach in haste, and we mark their haste by cooking with the quick, roasting method.

Have a great day,

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