• June 15, 2024
  • 9 5784, Sivan
  • פרשת נשא

Maharal on Matzah

Maharal on Matzah

The Maharal of Prague was one of the greatest and most original thinkers in Jewish history. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the Maharal’s commentary to the Pesach Seder on why matzah is eaten at the Seder meal.

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April 8, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maharal on Matzah: Maharal on Matzah
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The Hagadah of Pesach opens with the paragraph “הא לחמא עניא” When you look on the Internet (since libraries are so 20th century) you can find two translations of the words “.לחמא עניא” Some translations say ,”This is the bread of poverty” while others say “This is the bread of affliction.’
This bread, the מצה,contains many messages. Today we will see the message that the Maharal of Prague found in the matzah.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.