Why We Eat Matzah on Passover

The connection between humility, faith and the holiday of freedom.

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Comments (14)

(14) Zara Bea, April 10, 2019 2:04 PM


Siempre agradecida con los continuos llamados a la conciencia de aish.com De repente nos vemos envueltos en la carrera del tiempo, las preocupaciones, los miedos que nos rodean y nos olvidamos efectivamente de que no somos el centro y de que existimos con otros y que podemos vivir en armonía si nos tratamos con gentileza y respeto. Gracias por recordarnos que somos y estamos juntos en este mundo.

(13) Leah, April 7, 2019 1:59 PM

Very well said.

(12) Todd, April 7, 2019 9:23 AM

very inspiring

(11) Anonymous, March 17, 2017 3:05 AM

Perfect Pesach Vort

I needed to give a dvar Torah about Pesach and I was wondering where could I find something inspirational...especially this far away from the chag. So of course I came to the greatest torah website aish.com and found this amazing video. Short, sweet and inspiring!
Thank you,

(10) Margie D, April 22, 2016 3:33 PM


What a profound message; we loved hearing how/why humility leads to belief. I never knew Matza was a symbol for that. It has become our custom to watch Passover videos before the holiday- admittedly, usually just the songs and entertainment. But this was just wonderful. Thank you aish.com, happy passover!

(9) Anonymous, April 22, 2016 6:14 AM

Excellent video! Thanks for posting!

(8) Ellie, April 21, 2016 3:52 PM

Short, Sweet and to the Point

I cannot wait to share this with my family and friends at the Seder! Thank you!

(7) Anonymous, April 19, 2016 11:49 PM


Beautiful video- really inspiring message for the Holiday

(6) Mack Weinstein, April 19, 2016 2:47 PM

Thank you for explain with few words the incredible meaning of eating Matza.

(5) S.B., April 19, 2016 2:39 PM

Excellent job! Thanks!!

(4) Katie, April 18, 2016 2:51 PM

Happy Passover!

Being new to Judaism, I do not know much about why we perform certain rituals and customs. This gave me so much clarity- I want to thank the Rabbi who spoke in this clip. I loved learning why humility leads to faith. Thank you again, sending blessings from Argentina! Happy Passover!

(3) Anonymous, April 18, 2016 2:19 AM

Thank you aish for another GREAT Passover video!

(2) Shemarya, April 18, 2016 12:54 AM

Change of Perspective

I have been orthodox my entire life and this simple yet insightful and inspiring video changed my perspective of matzah and Pesach in general. This important jewish lesson needs to be shared!

(1) Annie:), April 17, 2016 5:00 PM

a little more pro-activity helps too

Good on your friend for not 'keeping quiet' for such a delicate time
But in speaking up he also kept his composure, he did not indulge in up-manship
Results not always guaranteed BUT he was proactive in his approach to the truck driver and that was what's important
In a vacuous world running amok with leaders lacking in the fundamentals, there are more people willing to listen to kind pro-active word


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