Thursday, April 20, 2006

I'm not desperate for chameitz, I'm just makpid on the GR"A

WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!!! I spoke today between mincha-m'ariv at shule, and mentioned the minhag haGR"A (Ma'aseh Rav #185) to eat a seudas ne'ilas hachag davka on Pesach because of chibuv matzah. For the same reason, on motzei Y"T the GR"A tried to eat chameitz and chadash immediatly - this was a heker that achilas matzah was done not because it tastes good, but simply to fulfill the ratzon Hashem. So the big rush to the pizza store is not because we miss chameitz, but because of this GR"A!
(Truth is, we are not switching back the kitchen till after shabbos : )
Hope everyone's Y"T was joyous and inspiring... more to come.


  1. Anonymous10:33 PM

    The problem is the GRA would not eat at most pizza places because he did not rely on mechira.