The search for chametz in our minds

Our Sages taught that Chametz is symbolic of evil in general and the evil inclination in particular: “We want to do your will, but the yeast in the dough is holding us back.” The search for Chametz thus represents seeking out evil that has been misplaced and ‘scattered.’ On a personal level this corresponds to a soul reckoning for hidden sins that are to be found in the ‘crevices’ of our conscious minds, such as inappropriate thoughts etc..

The Gutnik Haggadah

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