Messiah in Pesach Chapter 26

  1. Motzi Matzah
  2. The Bread of Affliction and Food of our Healing:

#7. Motzi Matzah:

Eating Matzah:

Taking hold of the three matzot (with the broken one between the two whole ones), recite the customary blessing before bread. Then, letting the bottom matzah drop back onto the plate, and holding the top whole matzah with the broken middle one, recite the special blessing, “al achilat matzah” (על אכילת מצה). Then break at least one ounce from each matzah and eat the two pieces together, while reclining.

“Blessed are You, Adonai Elohim, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.”

ברוך אתה, אדוני אלוהינו, מלך העולם, המוציא לחם מן הארץ.פ

“Baruch atah, Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz.”

“Blessed are You Adonai, Eloheinu, King of the universe, Who sanctifies us with Your commandments, and commands us to eat matzah.”

ברוך אתה, אדוני אלוהינו, מלך העולם, אשר קדשנו במיצוותיו וציוונו על אכילת מצה.פ

“Baruch atah, Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al achilat matzah.”

The Bread of Affliction and Food of our Healing:

Matzah is called the “bread of affliction” (לחם עוני) but it is also called the “bread of healing” (לחם הרפואה) and the “bread of faith” (לחם האמונה).

What is it that is both the bread of affliction and food (bread) of our healing?

It is only the bread of the affliction of Messiah that is food for our healing. In our afflictions we are powerless to effect the perfect righteousness that Adonai desires to reside in all our hearts, souls, minds and bodies. However, the bread of Messiah’s affliction is sufficiently powerful to permanently cleanse us and effect perfect healing for our souls. Therefore, when we eat this bread (לחם האמונה) we profess—by faith (חג האמונה-the feast of faith)—the power of Messiah’s bread of affliction (לחם עוני) that is sufficient to (save) heal our souls; until He comes again—-to (permanently) heal our bodies as well!

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