This raises a question: Why does chometz—leavened grain such as bread—become permissible to eat after Passover?
By the time Passover arrives, we ‘re in a chometz-free frenzy. We’re taught that chometz is likened to anger or arrogance; it’s all puffed-up with itself. We’re also taught that chometz symbolizes sadness and depression. Considering a Jew is supposed to be gentle and forgiving, humble and happy, how come we’re allowed to eat it at all?
The holy Zohar tells us that the reason we’re allowed to eat chometz the rest of the year is because