web analytics
March 27, 2015 / 7 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


A Flat (Bread) Out Message

Teens-Twenties-logo

Lean to the left, wear royal garments
Be generous with the wine,
In tears dip your food, in bitter leaves partake
On flat bread for the poor dine.

 

Are we wealthy, are we paupers?
Are we kings or are we slaves?
What message are we trying to send
In the way tonight we behave?

 

The children ask, the father answers
“The reason we act like so,
Is to remind us what we cannot forget;
We were slaves long ago.

 

“Our nation was being born
Our oppressors wanted it to die,
To put an end to our growth
Many times over they tried.

 

“They enslaved us to break our spirit
But G-d was with us through and through,
We remained strong we multiplied
And to our roots we remained true.

 

“Ten plagues were put on the enemy
Each one measure for measure,
During the 9th, we looked and planned
What we’d take with us of their treasure.

 

“The night before Exodus
The final plague began,
We ate Korban Pesach, firstborn Egyptians lay dead
And Pharaoh begged us to leave his land.

 

“When morning arrived, we were ready to go
‘No baking,’ Moshe said,
The dough on our backs left to rise in the sun
Became matzos, flat bread.

 

“We were paupers once, not princes,
We were slaves, not royalty,
But now each year we reminisce
And are grateful to be free.”

 

The flat bread reminds us of slavery
And everything it entails,
As well our freedom to serve Hashem
When we became Am Yisrael.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “A Flat (Bread) Out Message”

  1. Miriam Arit says:

    Thank you for the message of Passover…beautiful

  2. I will be reading this at my Seder this year, Than you so much!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Palestinian Authority TV broadcasts incitement from children's school theater.
Palestinian Authority School Children: Boycott Israel by Killing Jews [video]
Latest Sections Stories
Baim-032015

First, sit down with your helpers and a pen and paper and break the jobs down into small parts.

Food-Talk---Eller-logo

Kitchen surfing is a unique concept that brings professional chefs to your home to prepare a meal in your own kitchen.

A lot of people have heard about dyslexia, a learning disability that concerns reading.

I believe that Hashem will only bring Moshiach when we finally achieve achdus.

He always impressed me with his brilliance and erudition. But it was his warm remarks and his sincere concern that made me want to please him.

Often I open Haggadot and find depictions of the Makos or slavery that I find troubling for a young audience.

Because birth order can affect most children in similar fashion, there are things you can do to help your children overcome weaknesses that birth order has thrown their way.

There’s so much he could do
Resources are not few
He refuses to end all
His SILENCE.

Playing a musical instrument can help build faith in yourself as you observe yourself do something splendidly.

The task of studying Latin may not be a worthy endeavor to most of the population, but for those who plan on going into medicine or law it may not be such a bad idea.

More Articles from Chayala Nachum
Teens-Twenties-logo

There’s so much he could do
Resources are not few
He refuses to end all
His SILENCE.

Teens-Twenties-logo

These monsters constantly attack
When we dare to try to fight back

This devastating loss
For weeks is the top news,
But the assassination of politicians
Is squeezed onto page two.

This Holy Day comes once a year
With prayers and begging and pleading and tears,

As they fall upon us we go
To the WALL.

Help me and the rest of them
Know what I really mean.

You’ve been taken from me my child
I’ve been alone for many years,
That you will never return
Is my deepest hidden fear.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/teens-twenties/a-flat-bread-out-message/2014/04/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: