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Eighth Day: Gebrokts and Moshiach's Feast

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).

Moshiach's Meal: What, Why and How
Following a tradition instituted by the Baal Shem Tov, Jews all over the world celebrate the waning hours of Passover with Moshiach’s Meal
The Eighth Day of Pesach: The Feast of Moshiach
On transforming the belief in Moshiach into reality.
Remembering the Future
How the Passover time machine allows us to experience the past—and the future
The Third Seder
Last Days of Passover
Memory is a victory over time; but to truly free ourselves of time's tyranny requires the ability to not only relive the past, but also remember the future
Moshiach's Meal
Video | 30:00
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?
‘One More’
The message of Seudat Moshiach
My husband and I had been married for three and a half years, and we desperately wanted children . . .
A Speck of Flour
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 Missing Blessing
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.
Printable Program for Your Moshiach's Meal (PDF)
With suggested readings for each of the four cups
Printable Program for Your Moshiach's Meal (PDF)
With suggested readings for each of the four cups
A Moshiach Meditation
Here's a thought that can pick you up, and even has the power to pick up the whole world.
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