I'd like to add one more thought about the matzah. When the Israelites left Egypt, they decided to make bread. They did not  decide  to make matzah - they intended to make bread. However, the sun baked the flour and water they carried too quickly, turning it into flat, unleavened matzah.

The Israelites could have said, "We ruined our bread! It is garbage now! This is horrible!" Instead, they made do with what they had and moved forward. Now, matzah is one of the most central symbols of Pesach. It holds a great deal of meaning.

I think we may look back on this time and have the same thought process. We can reflect on it and say, "That was so horrible! We missed our school, our friends, our activities, and everything was different!" But we can also reflect on it and say, we made do with what we had, and we moved forward, and it was a very meaningful time for us individually, as a family, and as a society.


haggadah Section: Motzi-Matzah
Source: Original