One notices all over the globe that the pizza stores and bakeries Motzoei Pesach are full to capacity with people trying to munch on their first chometz product after eight days of starvation called Matzah.
We all know the teachings of our holy Chassidic masters that the thin matzo represents humility and the risen bread is pride.
The eight days of Pesach we are totally given over to G-d, feeling very humble in His presence and then the minute Yom Tov is over we suddenly press a button, we are totally different people.
The transition between a minute before and a minute after Yom Tov is immense, can we not hold ourselves back till the morning?
Do we have to immerse ourselves into the mundane life of pride straight away? Even as a non smoker, I slightly understand the people who hide their cigarette boxes in the shul for the minute Shabbos terminates.
But I am perplexed annually why people have this urge? Can anyone enlighten me with a positive reason?
A yid from England