“The matzah before us at our seder is like the poor bread that our fathers ate in Egypt. Matzah in the Haggadah is a remembrance of the affliction of enslavement. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Next year, may we all be free.”
The bread of affliction is dry, sharp, and hard. Tears make the bread stick in our throats. Today, we are afflicted.
In love and solidarity: “..Seven days you shall eat” “matzot ‘lechem oni’ (bread of affliction), because in haste you went out from Egypt, in order that you will remember the bitterness of human cruelties, and turn to kindness, all the days of your life.”