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Episode: “Unleavened Bread”
Zola explained how this festival annually reminds the Chosen People that they did not have time to let the bread rise when the Lord delivered them out of Egypt, and how the Messiah is represented in the unique matzo itself. We visited a factory outside Jerusalem to find out how matzo is made.
Series: “The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012)”
with Myles and Katharine Weiss
On location in Israel, we created this presentation of the holidays our Lord celebrated. Given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, these celebrations comprise one of the most fascinating studies of Biblical types and shadows. Since knowledge of these feasts seems to repose mainly with Jewish people, whether Messianic or other, we wanted to acquaint our large audience with this information. Few churches or seminaries teach what we take up in this series. Below are descriptions of each program.

Caption transcript for The Holy Days of Our Lord (2012): “Unleavened Bread” (3/11)

  • 00:02 IT IS WRITTEN IN THE SCRIPTURES
  • 00:04 THAT WE SHOULD JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM THREE TIMES A YEAR.
  • 00:07 WE ARE GOING UP TO THE CITY OF GOD...
  • 00:10 TO JERUSALEM TO CELEBRATE.
  • 00:17 THE LORD TOLD THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL TO HONOR SEVEN HOLY CELEBRATIONS EACH YEAR
  • 00:22 INVOLVING THREE JOURNEYS TO JERUSALEM.
  • 00:24 EACH FESTIVAL WOULD BE UNIQUELY FULFILLED
  • 00:27 IN THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
  • 00:43 SHALOM AND WELCOME
  • 00:45 TO ZOLA LEVITT PRESENTS.
  • 00:46 I'M MYLES WEISS.
  • 00:47 THIS IS MY WIFE KATHARINE.
  • 00:48 WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US TODAY.
  • 00:50 OUR FOUNDER ZOLA LEVITT DID A WONDERFUL THING BEFORE HE WENT TO HEAVEN...
  • 00:54 HE DID A SERIES ON THE FEASTS OF THE LORD,
  • 00:57 THE HOLY DAYS OF OUR LORD.
  • 00:58 AND LAST WEEK WE LOOKED AT PASSOVER.
  • 01:00 THIS WEEK WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THE SECOND OF THE SEVEN FEASTS...
  • 01:04 "UNLEAVENED BREAD".
  • 01:05 IN LEVITICUS 23:2 THE LORD SAYS
  • 01:08 (SPEAKING HEBREW)
  • 01:11 IN OTHER WORDS,
  • 01:12 "THE FEASTS OF THE LORD THEY ARE MY FEASTS."
  • 01:15 THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE
  • 01:17 THERE THE FEASTS OF THE LORD
  • 01:19 THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM AS CHRISTIANS WHAT JESUS CAME TO FULFILL.
  • 01:23 HE CAME TO FULFILL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS.
  • 01:26 SO WE WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING THAT HE CAME TO FULFILL.
  • 01:28 RIGHT, SO LET'S JOIN ZOLA ON LOCATION
  • 01:31 AS WE CONTINUE WITH THE FEASTS OF THE LORD...
  • 01:32 THE HOLY DAYS OF OUR LORD.
  • 01:37 THESE ARE THE FEASTS OF THE LORD,
  • 01:39 HOLY CONVOCATIONS WHICH YOU SHALL PROCLAIM AT THEIR APPOINTED TIMES.
  • 01:44 ON THE 15TH DAY OF THE MONTH, THE LORD'S FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD BEGINS.
  • 01:52 FOR 7 DAYS YOU MUST EAT BREAD MADE WITHOUT YEAST.
  • 01:56 ON THE FIRST DAY, REMOVE THE YEAST FROM YOUR HOUSE,
  • 02:00 HOLD A SACRED ASSEMBLY, AND DO NO REGULAR WORK.
  • 02:06 CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
  • 02:08 BECAUSE IT WAS ON THIS VERY DAY THAT I BROUGHT YOUR DIVISIONS OUT OF EGYPT.
  • 02:14 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 02:16 WELL THIS IS AN AGRARIAN NATION, ISRAEL.
  • 02:19 BARLEY FIELDS, WHEAT FIELDS EVERYWHERE
  • 02:22 AND OF COURSE MAKING BREAD WAS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID VERY WELL,
  • 02:26 ESPECIALLY UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 02:28 AND THERE'S EVEN AN ENTIRE FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 02:31 THE 2ND FEAST IN LEVITICUS 23 IS CALLED
  • 02:34 THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 02:36 IT REALLY IS DISTINCT FROM PASSOVER.
  • 02:38 IN LEVITICUS 23:5 IT SAYS,
  • 02:45 BUT IN VERSE 6 IT SAYS,
  • 02:50 TODAY THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE ONE FESTIVAL THEY SIMPLY CALL PASSOVER,
  • 02:55 AND IT INCORPORATES BOTH OF THOSE FEASTS AND EVEN FIRST FRUITS,
  • 02:59 THE SUNDAY DURING THE WEEK IS IN THAT FEAST.
  • 03:02 BUT REALLY IT'S A DISTINCT FEAST
  • 03:04 AND IT DESCRIBED A HOLY WALK,
  • 03:06 SEVEN DAYS OF FASTING FROM LEAVEN.
  • 03:09 LEAVEN IN THE BIBLE IS SIN.
  • 03:12 YOU WERE TO GO ALONG ALL SEVEN DAYS AND EAT NO LEAVEN
  • 03:14 OR HAMETZ IN HEBREW,
  • 03:16 THE STUFF THAT IS SINFUL.
  • 03:19 THEY ACTUALLY FOR PASSOVER DID A SEARCH OF THE LEAVEN,
  • 03:24 CLEANED THE HOUSE OUT OF ALL HAMETZ.
  • 03:26 THE SEARCH IS...
  • 03:28 WELL I THINK IT IS THE INVENTION THAT CAME TO BE CALLED SPRING CLEANING UNIVERSALLY,
  • 03:32 BUT IT STARTED IN THE EXODUS.
  • 03:34 THEY HAD TO SEARCH THEIR DWELLINGS
  • 03:36 TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO CRUMBS OF BREAD.
  • 03:39 TODAY THEY CLEAN THE BREAD BOARD WITH A TOOTHPICK.
  • 03:42 THEY LOOK FOR EVERY TWINKIE WRAPPER.
  • 03:43 THEY GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE KITCHEN THAT HAD ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH LEAVEN.
  • 03:47 BECAUSE UNLEAVEN-NESS IS THE WAY THAT PREPARES YOU FOR DELIVERANCE.
  • 03:53 IT'S CLEANNESS, IT'S HOLINESS,IT'S PURITY.
  • 03:56 PAUL SAYS IN 1 CORINTHIANS 5:7,
  • 04:05 WELL THE HISTORY OF THE THING -
  • 04:07 IT RUNS FROM
  • 04:08 THE 15TH DAY OF NISAN
  • 04:09 THROUGH THE 21ST DAY.
  • 04:12 NISAN IS THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR.
  • 04:14 IT'S ABOUT DELIVERANCE.
  • 04:16 WHEN YOU'RE UNLEAVENED YOU'RE ABLE TO BE DELIVERED.
  • 04:19 SO THAT FIRST PASSOVER IN THE EXODUS WHERE THE PEOPLE BAKED BREAD WITHOUT LEAVEN,
  • 04:25 THEY TOOK THE WHEAT, THE BARLEY,
  • 04:27 THEY MADE A KIND OF FLOUR BUT WITHOUT LEAVEN.
  • 04:30 THEN THEY COOKED A BREAD THAT CAME OUT FLAT.
  • 04:33 THEY SERVED IT WITH THE LAMB OF THE PASSOVER
  • 04:36 AND THEY HAD NO LEAVEN
  • 04:38 AND THE LORD PASSED OVER THEM.
  • 04:40 THEY MARKED THEIR DOORPOSTS, OF COURSE.
  • 04:42 YOU KNOW THE STORY.
  • 04:43 BUT THE IDEA OF BEING UNLEAVENED WAS THE READINESS TO BE DELIVERED.
  • 04:47 AND HAMETZ BECAME THE IMPULSE TO EVIL.
  • 04:51 THE YETZER HARAH, THEY SAY IN HEBREW...
  • 04:53 THE NATURAL IMPULSE TOWARD SIN.
  • 04:56 SO THEY GET RID OF IT.
  • 04:58 YOU KNOW THEY EVEN GO THROUGH A CEREMONY HERE
  • 05:00 WHERE THEY SELL THE LEAVEN THAT'S IN THEIR POSSESSION
  • 05:02 TO SOMEONE FOR THE 8-DAY PASSOVER FESTIVAL.
  • 05:06 THERE'S A MAN AT THE HOTEL WHERE WE'RE STAYING ON OUR TOUR, THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL,
  • 05:11 AN ARAB GENTLEMAN, WHO TAKES OVER POSSESSION SO TO SPEAK
  • 05:15 OF ALL THE LEAVEN OF THE ORTHODOX PEOPLE THAT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
  • 05:21 THEY SELL IT TO HIM IN EFFECT,
  • 05:23 AND AFTER THE 8 DAYS RETRIEVE IT BACK,
  • 05:26 BUT THEY DON'T HAVE IT IN THEIR POSSESSION FOR THE PASSOVER SEASON.
  • 05:31 THEY ACT IT OUT BEFORE THE PASSOVER SEDER
  • 05:35 BY DOING A CANDLELIGHT SEARCH OF THE HOUSE FOR CRUMBS OF LEAVEN.
  • 05:39 THEY MAKE A GAME OUT OF IT.
  • 05:41 THEY HIDE THEM ON FURNITURE AND THE BOOKCASES AND THEY SEND THE CHILDREN OUT TO LOOK FOR IT.
  • 05:46 AND HE COMES WITH A FEATHER AND A WOODEN SPOON
  • 05:48 AND HE CLEANS THE LEAVEN INTO THE SPOON WITH THE FEATHER AND THROWS IT IN THE FIRE.
  • 05:53 THE FIRE IS A JUDGMENT OF EACH LITTLE SIN.
  • 05:57 EACH LITTLE CRUMB IS A SIN.
  • 05:59 IT'S A CRUMB OF LEAVEN, A CRUMB OF SIN.
  • 06:02 SO THAT'S JUDGMENT, FIRE BURNING IT UP.
  • 06:05 LEAVENED BREAD REQUIRES AN OVEN WHICH IMPLIES A PERMANENT HOME
  • 06:10 WHICH THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE IN THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 06:12 BUT THAT NIGHT THEY WERE IN SUCH A HURRY THEY COULD NOT WAIT FOR BREAD TO RISE.
  • 06:16 THEY COULD NOT USE LEAVEN.
  • 06:17 THEY BAKED UNLEAVENED BREAD
  • 06:19 AND THE LORD, FOR HIS PART, HE PASSED OVER THEIR HOMES
  • 06:22 WHEN HE SLEW THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL THE EGYPTIANS, EVEN THE FIRSTBORN OF THE ANIMALS.
  • 06:26 AND SO THE JEWS WERE DELIVERED FROM SLAVERY.
  • 06:41 ♪WHEN WE'RE THERE, WHEN WE'RE THERE,♪
  • 06:42 ♪IN THE LAND OF ZION♪
  • 06:44 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 06:46 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 06:49 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 06:51 ♪O LORD WE'LL BE WITH YOU AND NO MORE TEARS♪
  • 06:54 ♪O LORD THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR♪
  • 06:57 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 07:00 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 07:02 ♪L'SHANAH HA'BA' AH B'YERUSHALAYIM♪
  • 07:05 ♪NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM♪
  • 07:19 ISRAEL IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
  • 07:21 IT IS SUCH A TREASURE
  • 07:23 AND MYLES AND I WOULD LOVE
  • 07:24 TO SHARE THIS TREASURE WITH YOU.
  • 07:26 WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD
  • 07:27 COME ON A TOUR WITH US.
  • 07:29 WE'LL SHARE SOME WONDERFUL
  • 07:30 MOMENTS IN THE LORD
  • 07:31 AND IN HIS LAND.
  • 07:32 AND NOW WE GO BACK TO ZOLA.
  • 07:36 BREAD IS JUST A SUBJECT YOU FIND THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE.
  • 07:40 IT'S WHAT IN PART DELIVERED THEM.
  • 07:44 IT WAS OF COURSE A PRACTICAL MATTER
  • 07:46 TO BAKE WITH UNLEAVENED FLOUR THAT NIGHT
  • 07:49 AND MAKE BREAD THAT DID NOT RISE BECAUSE IT'S MUCH FASTER.
  • 07:52 THEY SAY A PIECE OF UNLEAVENED BREAD COOKS IN 18 SECONDS.
  • 07:55 AND THEN OUT IN THE WILDERNESS GOD GAVE THEM MANNA.
  • 07:59 THAT'S THE WAY THEY WERE SUSTAINED.
  • 08:01 THEN THE LORD SAYING, "I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE" AND SO ON.
  • 08:06 BORN IN "BETHLEHEM", "THE HOUSE OF BREAD" IN HEBREW.
  • 08:09 SO LIKE A PIECE OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 08:12 HERE'S THE UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 08:15 IT'S JUST A NORMAL LOOKING PIECE OF FLOUR THAT COOKS REAL FAST,
  • 08:21 BUT YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT,
  • 08:24 THE LORD SAID, "THIS IS MY BODY."
  • 08:26 AND IT IS VERY LIKE HIS BODY.
  • 08:29 IT'S UNLEAVENED, OF COURSE, HAVING NO SIN LIKE HIS BODY.
  • 08:33 IT HAS STRIPES.
  • 08:35 BY HIS STRIPES ARE WE HEALED.
  • 08:37 YOU CAN SEE THAT.
  • 08:39 IT'S PIERCED WITH HOLES.
  • 08:40 IF YOU HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT YOU CAN EASILY SEE THAT THERE'S ROWS OF HOLES.
  • 08:44 YOU HAVE TO PUNCH IT THROUGH BECAUSE YOU GRILL IT AND THE HEAT HAS TO COME THROUGH.
  • 08:48 THERE IS NO RISING AGENT.
  • 08:50 AND FINALLY, IT'S COVERED WITH LITTLE BRUISES.
  • 08:53 BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES.
  • 08:56 IT'S SO LIKE HIS BODY.
  • 09:00 WHEN WE GET OUR SALVATION IT'S LIKE THIS...
  • 09:04 [BREAKS THE BREAD].
  • 09:06 HIS BODY IS BROKEN FOR US.
  • 09:08 WE INGEST SOME OF THAT
  • 09:10 AND WITH THAT WE TAKE IN THAT QUALITY OF RISING FORTH FROM THE EARTH LIKE HE DID.
  • 09:16 THE BLESSING HE SAID AT THE PASSOVER TABLE,
  • 09:18 "BARUCH ATA ADO-NAI ELO-HEINU MELECH HAOLAM HAMOTZI LECHEM MIN HA'ARETZ."
  • 09:22 IT SAID HE TOOK THE BREAD, BROKE IT, AND BLESSED IT.
  • 09:24 THAT'S THE BLESSING HE SAID.
  • 09:26 IT MEANS,
  • 09:27 "BLESSED ART THOU OH LORD OUR GOD, KING OF THE UNIVERSE,"
  • 09:30 "WHO BRINGETH FORTH BREAD FROM THE EARTH."
  • 09:31 AND THERE WAS A LITTLE PROPHECY IN THERE AT THAT LAST SUPPER.
  • 09:34 SAYING TO THE MEN IF THEY TRY TO PUT MY BODY IN THE EARTH THIS WEEK DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT,
  • 09:39 GOD BRINGS FORTH BREAD FROM THE EARTH.
  • 09:41 THROUGHOUT HIS MINISTRY HE SPOKE OF BREAD.
  • 09:45 THERE WAS A TESTING OF ONE OF HIS DISCIPLES ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEEDING OF THE 5,000.
  • 09:51 IN JOHN 6 IT SAYS THIS IN VERSE 4,
  • 10:07 HE ASKED THAT OF PHILIP BECAUSE PHILIP WAS FROM BETHSAIDA.
  • 10:10 THIS IS WHERE THIS TOOK PLACE
  • 10:12 AND PERHAPS HE WOULD KNOW A BAKERY THAT COULD FULFILL SUCH A BIG CONTRACT.
  • 10:16 IT WASN'T THE UNLEAVENED BREAD BECAUSE IT SAYS THE FEAST WAS NIGH, SO IT WASN'T THERE YET.
  • 10:20 BUT THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY TO JERUSALEM FOR THE FEAST.
  • 10:23 IT SAYS IN THE NEXT VERSE,
  • 10:29 PHILIP ANSWERED VERY LOGICALLY -
  • 10:31 "EVEN IF WE HAD THE MONEY FOR AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF BREAD"
  • 10:35 "IT STILL WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH..."
  • 10:37 OF COURSE HE FINDS THE LAD WITH THE LOAVES AND FISHES,
  • 10:40 AND THEN THE ONLY MIRACLE TOLD BY ALL FOUR GOSPELS TAKES PLACE
  • 10:44 WHERE HE FEEDS THE 5,000 FROM THAT LITTLE BOY'S LUNCH.
  • 10:47 THE IDEA HERE OF BREAD GOING TO SO MANY AND SUSTAINING THEM IS A LITTLE LIKE MANNA.
  • 10:54 THAT'S HOW PHILIP COULD HAVE PASSED THE TEST.
  • 10:56 THE RIGHT ANSWER WAS,
  • 10:58 "LORD, DON'T ASK ME 'WHERE DO WE BUY BREAD.' YOU DON'T NEED TO BUY BREAD."
  • 11:02 "WHY, THE FATHER SENT BREAD DOWN FROM HEAVEN TO SUSTAIN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."
  • 11:06 "YOU COULD DO THE SAME. JUST WAVE YOUR MIGHTY ARM AND THEN EVERYONE WILL BE FED."
  • 11:11 THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PASSING GRADE.
  • 11:15 JESUS WAS TRULY THE UNLEAVENED BREAD HIMSELF.
  • 11:20 THE SCRIPTURE IS CLEAR ON IT.
  • 11:22 WE LOOK FURTHER AT LUKE 12: 1 & 2,
  • 11:26 WHERE JESUS TALKS ABOUT LEAVEN.
  • 11:28 NOT PRECISELY AS SIN, BUT IN THIS CASE OF DOCTRINE.
  • 11:32 IT SAYS,
  • 11:54 THEY HAD THE JEWISH TENDENCY TO COVER OVER THINGS
  • 11:56 WITH STORIES AND SAYINGS OF RABBIS AND WISE SAGES AND ALL THE REST OF THAT.
  • 12:00 IT DIDN'T MEAN A ROW OF BEANS.
  • 12:03 THE LORD SAID THEIR DOCTRINE WAS WRONG AND SO IT WAS.
  • 12:07 YOU KNOW THE SEARCH FOR THE LEAVEN IS VERY SYMBOLIC WHEN WE DO THAT FOR PASSOVER.
  • 12:12 THE LEAVEN HAS TO BE GOTTEN OUT OF THE HOUSE AS WE SAID.
  • 12:17 IN A WAY THE LORD SEARCHES US TOO.
  • 12:20 THE PSALMIST SAYS IN PSALM 139, "SEARCH ME, OH LORD, AND KNOW ME."
  • 12:26 WE GIVE OURSELVES TO HIM TO BE MADE UNLEAVENED, TO BE MADE PURE.
  • 12:42 WELL SIN YOU KNOW IS NEVER POPULAR WITH ANYBODY,
  • 12:45 BUT IN ISRAEL THIS FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD, WELL, IN JEWISH HOMES EVERYWHERE,
  • 12:50 IT'S AN ANNUAL REMINDER OF OUR OBLIGATION TO BE HOLY.
  • 12:55 GOD DOESN'T TOLERATE SIN,
  • 12:58 AND THIS 7-DAY WALK, THIS TRAVELING ALONG IN LIFE,
  • 13:02 NOT A 1-DAY FESTIVAL LIKE PASSOVER,
  • 13:04 BUT A WEEK LONG EATING OF THE BREAD IS KIND OF A DEMONSTRATION OF HOLY LIVING.
  • 13:11 THEY MAKE QUITE A FUSS OVER IT IN ISRAEL.
  • 13:15 THE FINAL RUN AT THE BAKERY, WHAT THEY CALL THE LAST BAKE,
  • 13:19 IS DONE IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE PASSOVER.
  • 13:23 NOW WHEN I SAY THAT, REMEMBER THE JEWISH DAY STARTS AT SUNDOWN.
  • 13:26 SO IT ISN'T EVEN PASSOVER DAY YET IN THAT AFTERNOON
  • 13:30 BUT A LAST BAKE IS DONE OF THE UNLEAVENED BREAD
  • 13:34 AND PEOPLE COME TO THAT AND MAKE A FUSS OVER THAT.
  • 13:36 OUR CREW HAPPENED TO GO THERE
  • 13:39 AND WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW THE LAST BAKE LOOKS.
  • 13:44 MOST PEOPLE THAT COME HERE ARE NOT WORKING HERE.
  • 13:46 AS A MATTER OF FACT, ALMOST NOBODY WORKS HERE.
  • 13:49 EVERYBODY WHO COMES ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO TAKE PART THEMSELVES IN MAKING OF THE MATZO.
  • 13:54 INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE SUPERMARKET
  • 13:56 AND PICKING IT UP WRAPPED IN CELLOPHANE,
  • 13:58 YOU WANT TO MAKE IT YOURSELF, HAVE A PART.
  • 14:00 AND THERE'S ALSO A SPECIAL MITVAH,
  • 14:02 OR A SPECIAL GOOD QUALITY OF MAKING MATZOS
  • 14:06 ON THE AFTERNOON BEFORE THE PASSOVER SEDER.
  • 14:09 BECAUSE MANY, MANY YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS A TEMPLE,
  • 14:13 THIS WAS THE TIME WHEN THE PASSOVER SACRIFICE WAS OFFERED
  • 14:16 AND EVERYBODY WOULD COME TOGETHER TO HAVE THE FAMILY DINNER WITH THE OFFERINGS.
  • 14:20 SO TODAY THERE IS NO TEMPLE;
  • 14:21 THERE ARE NO SACRIFICES,
  • 14:23 BUT WHAT WE DO IS WE DO SOMETHING AT THE SAME TIME WHEN THE SACRIFICES WERE GIVEN
  • 14:27 AND THIS MAKING OF THE MATZO IS A CONTINUATION
  • 14:31 OF THAT SAME KIND OF A PATTERN OF RUSHING AND HUSTLING AROUND.
  • 14:36 THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO AT HOME
  • 14:38 AND SO MANY THINGS TO GET READY,
  • 14:39 BUT YOU TAKE A BREAK, GO MAKE THE MATZOS, AND THEN YOU GO ON.
  • 14:44 (Matso factory spokesman) YOU SEE HERE, HERE THE FLOUR COMES THROUGH.
  • 14:47 BY PRESSING THE BUTTON AN EXACT AMOUNT IS BEING MEASURED.
  • 14:51 THE AMOUNT OF FOOD IS EXACTLY MEASURED ACCORDING TO THE CONTAINERS THAT WE USE
  • 14:56 IN ORDER TO MIX THE WATER AND THE FLOUR
  • 14:59 SO THAT THE MIXTURE OF WATER AND FLOUR IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 15:04 THE CONTAINER WITH THE MIXTURE IS BEING BROUGHT HERE.
  • 15:07 IT'S BEING MIXED.
  • 15:14 AFTER A CERTAIN TIME,
  • 15:16 AGAIN EXACT TIMES,
  • 15:17 A PERSON TAKES THE CONTAINER WITH THE DOUGH
  • 15:25 AND IT'S BEING POURED INTO THE MATZO MAKING MACHINE.
  • 15:40 FROM HERE THE DOUGH IS BEING ROLLED OUT.
  • 15:44 IT GOES ALONG THIS CONVEYOR BELT.
  • 15:56 TOWARDS THE END IT GOES THROUGH THAT PARTICULAR ROLL IN ORDER TO MAKE HOLES INSIDE THE DOUGH
  • 16:03 SO THAT THE DOUGH HAS NO CHANCE OF HAVING ANY AIR HOLES INSIDE.
  • 16:07 AT THIS POINT THE DOUGH GOES INTO THE OVEN.
  • 16:11 THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKES AROUND 2 AND 1/2 MINUTES.
  • 16:15 ON THE AFTERNOON OF PASSOVER
  • 16:16 IT'S ALREADY FORBIDDEN
  • 16:18 TO HAVE LEAVENED DOUGH OR BREAD
  • 16:20 OR ANYTHING OF THAT TYPE.
  • 16:22 SO WHEN THE MACHINE RUNS FOR 18 MINUTES,
  • 16:24 THE PIECES THAT ARE LEFT ARE NOW FORBIDDEN.
  • 16:27 THERE'S NO POINT IN CLEANING BECAUSE IT IS TOO LATE.
  • 16:30 AS A RESULT THERE IS ONLY ONE RUN.
  • 16:33 IF YOU GET THE MATZOS FROM THAT RUN YOU HAVE THEM,
  • 16:35 AND IF YOU CAME ALL THE WAY OUT HERE
  • 16:38 AND YOU WASTED AN HOUR IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY OR AN HOUR AND A HALF,
  • 16:42 YOU WANT TO BE PRETTY SURE YOU GOT SOMETHING FOR YOUR TIME.
  • 16:45 BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T GET THEM NOW,
  • 16:46 THAT'S IT UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
  • 16:52 YOU KNOW THIS LAST BAKE MATZO IS PASSED OUT FREE TO THE PEOPLE.
  • 16:56 THAT'S ONE REASON WHY IT'S POPULAR.
  • 16:59 THEY COME AROUND FOR IT.
  • 17:00 I WONDER IF INSTEAD OF THINKING SIMPLY FREE BREAD
  • 17:04 THAT IT EQUAL SALVATION - THE FREE GIFT OF GOD.
  • 17:07 BECAUSE THE BAKING IS DONE
  • 17:10 AT THE SAME TIME AS THE SACRIFICE AT THE TEMPLE WAS DONE ON THAT AFTERNOON
  • 17:15 AND OF COURSE WE KNOW WHAT THAT LEADS TO.
  • 17:17 YOU KNOW WHEN I WAS A KID I DIDN'T RUN AROUND AND SEARCH FOR LEAVEN LIKE OTHER KIDS
  • 17:24 BECAUSE IN MY FAMILY, I HAPPENED TO HAVE THE JOB OF BEING THE HAROSES MAKER.
  • 17:28 THAT'S THE STUFF THAT MEANS BRICK MORTAR IN THE PASSOVER SEDER.
  • 17:32 IT'S MADE OF APPLES AND NUTS AND CINNAMON AND A LITTLE WINE MIXED TOGETHER.
  • 17:37 IT'S DELICIOUS, BUT MINE WAS ESPECIALLY DELICIOUS
  • 17:40 AND I'M PREPARED TO REVEAL THE SECRET OF MY HAROSES.
  • 17:43 I PICKED THE NUTS OFF OF THE HONEY CAKE THAT WAS BOUGHT FOR THE PASSOVER
  • 17:51 AND ALL THOSE WALNUTS HAD A LITTLE BIT OF HONEY ON EACH ONE
  • 17:54 AND WHEN I GRATED THOSE INTO MY HAROSES IT WAS ESPECIALLY SWEET AND EVERYBODY LOVED IT.
  • 17:59 BUT THAT'S THE SECRET.
  • 18:00 I'VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE BEFORE,
  • 18:02 AND IF YOU MAKE HAROSES TRY THAT.
  • 18:04 YOU KNOW THAT THE NUTS ARE KOSHER BECAUSE THE WHOLE HONEY CAKE IS KOSHER FOR PASSOVER.
  • 18:08 ANYWAY WE WENT TO A FRIEND -
  • 18:10 WE HAVE MANY RABBINICAL FRIENDS IN ISRAEL.
  • 18:12 WE WENT TO RABBI NOACH,
  • 18:14 WHO TELLS US ABOUT THE LEAVENED CEREMONIES,
  • 18:17 HOW THEY SEARCH OUT THE LEAVEN IN THE HOUSE.
  • 18:20 A VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF PASSOVER IS OF COURSE
  • 18:25 THE PROHIBITION NOT ONLY OF EATING, BUT OF SEEING,
  • 18:30 OR HAVING IN ONE'S POSSESSION ANY LEAVEN
  • 18:33 THROUGHOUT THE 7 DAYS OF PASSOVER.
  • 18:36 SO ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER,
  • 18:39 IN OTHER WORDS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT OF PASSOVER,
  • 18:42 WE MUST SEARCH ASSIDUOUSLY FOR THE LEAVEN THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.
  • 18:48 IT'S A VERY BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM TO DISTRIBUTE A FEW PIECES OF LEAVEN
  • 18:54 WRAPPED IN TIN FOIL SO THAT THEY WON'T SPREAD ABROAD,
  • 18:58 BECAUSE AFTER ALL WE DON'T WANT THE HOUSE TO BE POLLUTED WITH LEAVEN AGAIN...
  • 19:03 THE FATHER WILL HAVE HIDDEN THOSE PIECES OF LEAVEN WRAPPED IN TIN FOIL,
  • 19:07 AND THE CHILDREN IN THE COURSE OF SEARCHING FOR THE LEAVEN WILL THEM.
  • 19:10 THE SEARCH IS PERFORMED AT NIGHT WITH CANDLELIGHT
  • 19:15 BECAUSE THE LIGHT OF A CANDLE, WHEN A CANDLE IS LIT,
  • 19:19 WHEN ALL AROUND IS DARKNESS,
  • 19:21 ENABLES ONE TO SEE MUCH BETTER -
  • 19:25 IT MIGHT SEEM IRONIC - THAN IN DAYLIGHT OR EVEN THEN WITH AN ELECTRIC LIGHT.
  • 19:30 THEREFORE WHEN WE FIND THE CRUMBS
  • 19:34 WE SWEEP THEM UP WITH A LITTLE FEATHER, AND SCOOP THEM UP,
  • 19:40 AND THEN GATHER THEM TOGETHER,
  • 19:43 TOGETHER WITH THE LEAVEN WRAPPED UP IN TIN FOIL THAT WE KNOW THE CHILDREN WILL HAVE FOUND
  • 19:48 AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE NEXT DAY WE WILL BURN THEM.
  • 19:52 (From actual celebration) ALL BREAD AND LEAVEN THAT IS IN MY POSSESSION
  • 19:55 THAT I HAVE OR HAVE NOT SEEN,
  • 19:57 THAT I HAVE OR HAVE NOT DESTROYED,
  • 20:00 SHALL BE NULLIFIED AND SHALL BE PUBLIC LIKE THE DUST OF THE EARTH.
  • 20:04 MAY IT BE YOUR WILL OH GOD, MY LORD, AND LORD OF MY FATHERS
  • 20:08 THAT JUST AS I HAVE REMOVED ALL LEAVEN FROM MY HOUSE AND PROPERTY
  • 20:12 SO MAY YOU DESTROY ALL EVIL FORCES AND REMOVE THE SPIRIT OF WICKEDNESS FROM YOUR WORLD.
  • 20:19 NO MATTER HOW THOROUGHLY WE HAVE LOOKED INSIDE OURSELVES
  • 20:24 FOR THE EVIL INCLINATION, TO EXPURGATE IT,TO DESTROY IT,
  • 20:28 MAN MUST KNOW THAT NO MATTER HOW HARD HE TRIES,
  • 20:31 HE WILL CONTINUE ALWAYS ON SOME LEVEL TO TRANSGRESS.
  • 20:35 THE EVIL INCLINATION IS SO PERVASIVE THAT ULTIMATELY
  • 20:39 WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS ONLY WITH THE HELP OF GOD THAT WE CAN DEFEAT IT.
  • 20:45 MAN, LEFT TO HIS OWN DEVICES, IS INCAPABLE OF DESTROYING THE EVIL INCLINATION.
  • 20:52 ONLY WITH GOD'S HELP.
  • 21:01 YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE LEAVEN THAT'S ALWAYS BURNED,
  • 21:06 WHETHER THEY THROW IT IN A FIREPLACE IN SOME PLACES
  • 21:09 OR BURN IT THE WAY WE SAW RABBI NOACH IN THIS TRADITION,
  • 21:13 IT'S ALWAYS BURNT.
  • 21:15 OF COURSE FIRE IS THE JUDGMENT OF SIN.
  • 21:18 THOSE LITTLE CRUMBS OF LEAVEN ARE SINS
  • 21:20 AND THE FIRE BURNS THEM UP AND PURIFIES THEM, AND THEN YOU HAVE JUST AN UNLEAVENED HOUSEHOLD.
  • 21:27 UNLEAVENED BREAD IS THE SYMBOL OF MESSIAH.
  • 21:31 THAT'S THE MESSIAH AGAIN.
  • 21:33 AFTER SINS ARE JUDGED AND HE TAKES THE JUDGMENT,
  • 21:35 THEN WE CAN PARTAKE OF HIM.
  • 21:38 AVI MIZRACHI, OUR FRIEND A MESSIANIC JEW IN ISRAEL EXPLAINS.
  • 21:44 AVI, WE'RE DOING A SERIES ON THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL,
  • 21:48 LEVITICUS 23.
  • 21:49 THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM ADDRESSES THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD.
  • 21:53 WHAT DOES THAT FEAST MEAN TO YOU ESPECIALLY?
  • 21:55 WELL WHEN WE THINK OF THE UNLEAVENED BREAD
  • 21:58 I THINK ABOUT THE MATZO BREAD.
  • 22:00 THAT'S WHAT WE CALL IT.
  • 22:01 FOR US FOR EXAMPLE I WENT WITH MY CHILDREN LAST NIGHT, YESTERDAY,
  • 22:07 IN THE MORNING WE WENT AND WE BURNED ALL THE BREAD, THE LEFTOVERS OF THE BREAD.
  • 22:12 WE ARE PREPARED AND READY TO TAKE THE PASSOVER MEAL.
  • 22:16 FOR US IT HAS A DEEP, DEEP MEANING
  • 22:18 BECAUSE WE ARE BELIEVERS IN YESHUA, IN JESUS.
  • 22:21 SO IN THIS PASSOVER EVENING, LEIL SEDER, AS WE CELEBRATE IT
  • 22:25 WE SHARE HOW YESHUA, OUR PASSOVER LAMB,
  • 22:30 AS WE HAVE THE SHANK BONE ON THE TABLE, WE REMEMBER THE PASSOVER LAMB.
  • 22:35 BECAUSE OF HIM,
  • 22:37 BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD THAT WAS SET ON THE DOORS,
  • 22:39 WE WERE SAVED FROM DEATH.
  • 22:41 WE CAME OUT FROM SLAVERY INTO FREEDOM.
  • 22:44 AND WE CELEBRATE THE FULFILLMENT IN YESHUA,
  • 22:47 THEREFORE WE LEAVE BEHIND EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH SIN - THE OLD AND PAST
  • 22:52 COMING INTO THE NEWNESS OF LIFE
  • 22:56 AND IT'S FOUND ONLY IN THE MESSIAH.
  • 22:58 WHEN SOMEONE ACCEPTS YESHUA, JESUS, INTO THEIR LIVES
  • 23:02 DO THE FEASTS HAVE MEANING?
  • 23:03 YES, IT HAS A LOT OF MEANING TO THEM,
  • 23:06 BECAUSE SUDDENLY THE FEAST IS FULFILLED IN THE MESSIAH
  • 23:10 AND THINGS THAT MAYBE THE RELIGIOUS HAD TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT, WE LEAVE IT ASIDE
  • 23:17 BUT WE SHOW HOW IT HAS BEEN FULFILLED IN THE MESSIAH.
  • 23:20 SO WE TAKE THE FEAST AND SHOW IT HAS BEEN FULFILLED IN THE MESSIAH
  • 23:23 AND IT HAS A DEEPER MEANING TO US.
  • 23:26 WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO A PERSON WHO KNOWS VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE FEASTS IF ANYTHING?
  • 23:29 DO YOU THINK THEY'RE MISSING VERY MUCH?
  • 23:31 BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS THAT DO NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND THE FEASTS,
  • 23:35 THEY ARE MISSING SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT.
  • 23:38 NOW I WANT TO CLARIFY THIS BY STUDYING THE FEASTS,
  • 23:43 STUDYING THE SCRIPTURES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 23:45 I'M NOT IMPOSING FOR YOU TO GO UNDER THE LAW.
  • 23:50 IF THIS IS HOW YOU UNDERSTAND IT, THEN I'M SORRY,
  • 23:54 BUT YOU HAVE A VERY LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCRIPTURES.
  • 23:56 BECAUSE ALL THE FEASTS, THE JEWISH BIBLICAL FEASTS,
  • 24:02 ARE LIKE A FORESHADOWING DO YOU SAY? >>YES.
  • 24:05 ...FOR THE REVELATION THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO COME.
  • 24:09 TODAY WE ARE WISE BECAUSE WE LOOK BACK.
  • 24:11 WE HAVE THE REVELATION.
  • 24:12 BUT IF WE GO MORE THAN 2,000 YEARS AGO
  • 24:15 THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE REVELATION.
  • 24:17 THEY JUST HAD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCRIPTURES
  • 24:19 AND THEY WERE LOOKING FORWARD FOR THAT PERSON,
  • 24:21 FOR THE ANOINTED ONE,
  • 24:23 THE MESSIAH WILL COME AND FULFILL IT
  • 24:26 AND MAKE EVERYTHING CLEAR BY REVELATION.
  • 24:29 SO TODAY WE HAVE A MUCH DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
  • 24:33 BECAUSE JESUS FULFILLED THOSE FEASTS.
  • 24:36 HE, HIMSELF FULFILLED THEM.
  • 24:40 HE FULFILLED THE LAW IN THE SCRIPTURES AND THE FEASTS.
  • 24:43 WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE...
  • 24:45 IF WE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FEASTS
  • 24:46 THEN WE DON'T WHAT HE CAME TO FULFILL.
  • 24:48 WELL, AVI, WHAT WOULD YOUR DIAGNOSIS BE FOR THE BODY OF BELIEVERS HERE IN ISRAEL?
  • 24:55 IS IT HEALTHY?
  • 24:56 IS IT GROWING?
  • 24:58 OH, DEFINITELY.
  • 24:59 IF YOU ASKED EVERY CONGREGATION HERE IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY,
  • 25:02 THEY COULD LOOK BACK SAY FIVE YEARS AGO,
  • 25:06 THEY WOULD SAY EACH ONE OF THEM ONE BY ONE, "WE HAVE GROWN SO MUCH."
  • 25:10 NOW WE ARE HAVING BIG PROBLEMS OF SPACE.
  • 25:13 BUT IT'S A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE.
  • 25:15 EVERY CONGREGATION HAS EXPERIENCED A GROWTH IN THEM.
  • 25:19 WHETHER IT'S FROM RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS OR JUST LOCAL
  • 25:22 ISRAELIS ARE COMING TO THE LORD,
  • 25:24 OR NEW IMMIGRANTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,
  • 25:26 FROM ETHIOPIA OR OTHER COUNTRIES,
  • 25:28 OR AMERICA OR LATIN AMERICA.
  • 25:30 WE ARE DEFINITELY SEEING GOD IS DOING SOMETHING
  • 25:33 AND I BELIEVE IT HAS TO DO WITH THAT THE HARVEST
  • 25:37 IS DEFINITELY READY IN TEL AVIV AND IN ISRAEL,
  • 25:40 ALL OVER ISRAEL I BELIEVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
  • 25:43 I BELIEVE WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW
  • 25:44 WITH THE GROWTH THAT WE ARE SEEING,
  • 25:46 AS LEADERS WE SEE THE IMPORTANCE TO RAISE UP OTHER LEADERS
  • 25:48 BECAUSE WE ARE BELIEVING FOR A GREAT REVIVAL, A BIG HARVEST TO COME
  • 25:53 AND WE BETTER BE PREPARED FOR IT.
  • 26:47 I LOVE THESE TEACHINGS ON THE HOLY DAYS OF THE LORD.
  • 26:50 WE USE THE WORD "FEAST" BUT IN TRUTH THE HEBREW WORD IS "MOADIM"
  • 26:53 AND IT MEANS "APPOINTED TIMES" OR MEETINGS WITH GOD.
  • 26:56 IT'S A BROAD WORD AND WITHIN THE FEASTS...HOLY DAYS...
  • 27:00 THERE ARE SOME ARE THAT ARE ACTUALLY FASTING TIMES.
  • 27:02 SO THERE'S REALLY DIFFERENT MEANINGS TO THEM.
  • 27:04 LEAVEN IS REFERRED TO AS SIN
  • 27:06 AND SO UNLEAVENED BREAD FEAST IS ABOUT HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD,
  • 27:10 IT'S FASTING OUR SINS.
  • 27:11 ITS REALLY ABOUT PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION.
  • 27:13 RIGHT
  • 27:15 WELL WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR THIS PROGRAM
  • 27:18 AND WE WANT TO TELL YOU AGAIN,
  • 27:20 SHAL'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM.
  • 27:22 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.

Episodes in this series

  1. Overview
  2. Passover
  3. Unleavened Bread
  4. First Fruits
  5. Pentecost
  6. Trumpets
  7. Day of Atonement
  8. Tabernacles
  9. Purim / Hanukkah
  10. Sabbath
  11. Music

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