Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Gebrokhts & Breslov

(Photo courtesy of API)

Below is an excerpt from the Breslov Center's website: Pesach Customs (.pdf)

"Like his saintly great-grandfather, the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Nachman did not eat gebrokhts (matzoh or matzoh products cooked or dipped in water). However, in the Breslov community this chumrah is not taken to extremes. This is due to Rabbi Nachman's remarks in Sichos ha-Ran (English: "Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom," Breslov Research Institute), section 235, cautioning against chumros yeseiros (excessive stringencies). Reb Gedaliah Kenig and other prominent Breslover teachers were lenient with their families about eating matzoh with butter or cheese, as long as they do not contain water. Most Breslovers are not concerned if a few crumbs fall on the table, as long as they do not fall into liquid, or onto one’s plates, etc."


At April 17, 2006 at 9:56:00 PM EDT, Blogger Post-Denom Jew said...

Shmura Matzah...mmm. I actually do not get sick of shmura matzah.

It tastes great with butter and it's perfect for making passover pizza.

chag sameach


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