Temple Sophistication and the Chumrot of Pesach

One of the things that seems to come out from the Temple service is that more is not always better. In place of this simplistic formula, the Torah calls us to examine every issue in context. One way to understand this is to compare it to the quantities of ingredients used in different recipes. It is obvious that even the tastiest ingredients can spoil something if they are used beyond their proper measure. And – more importantly for our purposes – that measure will differ greatly from one recipe to another. What that means is the value of something is always relative to its context. Accordingly, the Torah wants us to understand that, just like recipes, our actions are also (and likely much more) complex. To see more, go to the Jewish Press.

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