According to author Lemony Snicket, matzah is the quintessential Passover food because it captures the nature of slavery. We find matzah crumbs all over the house even after Passover ends. Slavery, too, has a way of spreading and persisting. Even when it is abolished in one place, it emerges in another. Today, long after the Exodus, slavery is more prevalent than it ever was. On Passover, matzah/slavery is all we’re allowed to see. And after Passover, we must focus on the work of clearing all of its crumbs.
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