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The eighth day of Passover commemorates the final redemption yet to come: the era of Moshiach. Here is a collection of articles and videos that explore the significance of this day and some of is unique customs, including a special "seder" and eating wet matzah (gebrokts).

Eighth Day: Gebrokts and Moshiach's Feast

Eighth Day: Gebrokts and Moshiach's Feast

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On transforming the belief in Moshiach into reality.
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Moshiach’s Meal
The eighth day of Passover
On the final day of Passover (Acharon Shel Pesach), there is a custom to partake of a festive celebration known as Moshiach’s Seudah (the meal of Moshiach). What is the source and meaning of this custom, and what is its connection to the final redemption that will come about through Moshiach?
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If chametz is so intolerable, why do we eat it all year round? And what is the significance of the unexpected appearance of “wet matzah” on the eighth day of Passover?
Many communities, chassidic ones in particular, have the custom to refrain from eating “gebrokts”—matzah that came in contact with water after it was fully baked—on the first seven days of Passover . . .
The simple reason is that all the days of Pesach are one long holiday. Since we can only recite Shehechiyanu over a new holiday—and the last days are not a new holiday—the prayer is included in the Shehechiyanu of the first days.
The Last Days of Passover
But all that wonder has yet to materialize. Our world is still one with war, with poverty, malice, still a world in exile from its essential, G‑dly nature.
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