“אֶת חַג הַמַּצּוֹת תִּשְׁמֹר שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תֹּאכַל מַצּוֹת כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִךָ לְמוֹעֵד חֹדֶשׁ הָאָבִיב כִּי בוֹ יָצָאתָ מִמִּצְרָיִם וְלֹא יֵרָאוּ פָנַי רֵיקָם.”
“”You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Aviv (Spring), for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.”
“שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, תֹּאכַל מַצֹּת; וּבַיּוֹם, הַשְּׁבִיעִי, חַג, לַיהוָה”
“For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to YHVH.”
During the holiday of passover we eat the ‘unleavened bread’ that we call Matzah. The Zohar explains that The holiday of Sukkot that we also celebrate for seven days, is on a higher level than Passover.
The word for Matzah is ‘מַצּוֹת’ and in this verse it is ‘מַצֹּת’, missing the letter Vav. Passover is a connection to the seven sefirot of Malchut and Sukkot that is exactly six month after, the connection is to the seven sefirot of Binah.
The holiday of Passover was declared before the Israelites received the Torah and for that reason the word for Matzah is missing the Vav, ‘ו’ that represents Zeir Anpin. The prayer connections on Sukkot are longer than those of Passover.
We know that on the first night of Passover, there is a higher unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut and they receive the light from the supernal father and Mother. The question is why Malchut went back to its place for the seven days that follow.
Continued in the next DZ
Daily Zohar # 2667 -Tetzaveh – Passover and Matzah