Understanding Leaven

Hebrew Roots

Bread made with leaven has a sour taste
Bread made with leaven has a sour taste.

Each year near Passover, many in Judaism¬†and an increasing number of Christians¬†go through their cupboards and pantries in an effort to rid their houses of leaven. Some Christians do this as a result of getting back to the Hebrew roots of their faith. They may realize they are not bound by Mosaic law, but desire to remember or commemorate the festivals of YHWH in some degree. Understanding the festivals helps us to have a greater understanding of Jesus. As Paul said, “The law is a tutor leading us to Christ.” This article examines the questions, “Just what is leaven?”, and “What is/was the meaning of throwing it out once a year?” Continue reading Understanding Leaven