The Rabbis agree that we remain obligated to eat matza and maror even though we cannot offer the Pesach offering. But they debate whether these are merely vestiges of the ancient practice or whether the command to eat matza, at least, truly has an identity of its own.
Rabbi Joshua Cahan received his Ph.D. in Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He teaches rabbinics at the Schechter High School of Westchester. Previously he was the founder and director of the Northwoods Kollel Talmud program at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and Director of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Beit Midrash study center. In 2009 Rabbi Cahan published Yedid Nefesh, a traditional, egalitarian bencher (book of sabbath songs & blessings) with commentary.