We eat the matzah and maror together to fulfill the commandment of this night.
Originally, Korekhcombined the three most basic symbols of the Passover festival: lamb from the sacrifice, the bitter herb and the matzah. Once the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, sacrifices were no longer offered, and the “sandwich” became simplified into the matzah and the maror (bitter herb). What other foods could we put between the matzah pieces to make the most comprehensive slavery story sandwich? Maybe some slave-free chocolate? Or a fair-trade tomato? What else?
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