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Apr 29, 2011

Rav Mordechai Eliyau On Buying Bread After Pesach

Regarding the way people run after pesach for bread and pizza as if a week without bread was the worst possible thing that could happen, I heard the following story about Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l:

Every year on motzai Pesach the Rav would look from his window (he lived across the street from Angel's Bakery) and see the long lines of Jews lining up to buy bread and say to himself  "is this what's important to am yisrael, that they are willing to stand hours in line just to have bread after a week". 

Until one year he realized "mi keamcha Yisrael"- obviously these people love bread enough that they are willing to stand hours in line, but when the Torah forbids it, they willingly forego it for Pesach.

A modern day Berditchever...

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