THE TRUTH ABOUT PASSOVER

When the Temple stood, the heart and soul of the Seder meal was the Korban Pesach. With the Temple now destroyed, we have little left but a virtually “dead” Seder. Furthermore, the hard-boiled egg on the Seder plate which symbolized the Chagiga (festival offering) further diminishes in sanctity both the Seder and Passover itself.

The Korban Pesach had the aspects of both a Shlomim (peace offering) and a Chatas (sin offering), but it was neither one nor the other, and was in fact the foundation of the entire sacrificial system.

I know what I have to say next will offend most of you but never the less it is the truth. In the Brit Chadasha (Luke 14:19) the Messiah states “and he took matzah and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them (his talmidim) saying this is my body which is given to you. Do this in remembrance of me, and likewise the cos shel bracha (cup of blessing) saying this cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood”.

This view of a “New Covenant” is corroborated in the Tanach in Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34. In addition, an adequate explanation has never been forthcoming of the symbolism of the three matzahs on the Seder plate or the “burial” of the aphikomen. Many distinguished scholars believe that the aforementioned rituals found their way into Judaism via the early Hebrew Christians. The three matzahs symbolizing the triune nature of the Deity and the “burial” of the aphikomen represent the death and resurrection of the Messiah.

In conclusion, the Seder of modern day Judaism is at best a farce and at worst totally obsolete. In truth, our Messiah has now become our Korban Pesach.