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Matzah of Haste, Wine of Leisure

Why three matzahs and four cups of wine?


Matzah of Haste, Wine of Leisure: Why three matzahs and four cups of wine?

A deeper understanding of why we have three matzos on the Seder plate and drink four cups of wine. (Based on Lukutei Sichos vol. 26, Parshas Voeira)
Decoding the Three Matzahs and Four Cups of Wine
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Rabbi New November 26, 2017

Thank you for your insightful question. The answer is that the Torah does not prohibit fermented produce per se, but rather the fermentation of 5 specific grains: wheat, barley, oats, spelt and rye - each of which is used to make into bread. The basic reason is that we are to re-experience the Exodus where it was the Israelites dough that did not have sufficient time to rise/ferment. Reply

S UK April 6, 2017

Halachah Respectfully Rabbi,

Wine is fermented with a raising agent, therefore, how is drinking wine acceptable within the law? Or was the wine to be new wine, which is not alcohol and not fermented, but a refreshing drink? Reply

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