Matza is Two Faced
Matza has 2 opposite faces
when we begin the Seder it is Poor Man’s Bread, Bread of Affliction
but by the time we get to the end we say this Matza represents the haste with which we exited Egypt, there was not even time for it to rise properly.
As if anyone cares how long it took or what we were wearing or what we ate – the main thing is that we are OUT of there, and FREE.
The truth however is the opposite,
that very same Matza that symbolised our suffering and
the pain of feeling abandoned by Gd
is seen, when we get to the end of the story, from a completely different perspective.
The head warden is in no hurry to release his prisoner on the day he is scheduled for release, he’s been here for years already – big deal if the prisoner is here for a few more minutes or hours! – and he might say as much to his subordinates but he could never say that to the parents waiting for their child’s release.
And that is the significance of the Haste;
Gd could not bear the thought of His Children being in that place even one second longer than necessary, notwithstanding that the Egyptians were already trashed, demolished and demoralised by the Jews and their Gd.
The Haste of Matza encapsulates Gd’s eternal and indelible love for His Children.