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Matzah: unleavened bread eaten on Passover
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Long before matzah became a symbol of our freedom, it was a symbol of hospitality, compassion, and sharing.
The Edible Mitzvah
Matzah is more than a food, it's the way we relive the Exodus. It's also the only mitzvah we have today that we actually eat and digest...
Is homemade matzah kosher for Passover?
With just two simple ingredients of flour and water, what could go wrong? Turns out, quite a lot.
From when do we count and why we count at all
I read that matzahs for Passover need to be baked within an 18-minute timeframe. Why is that? Who came up with that magic number? And when do the 18 minutes start? Reply On Passover, there is both a mitzvah to eat matzah and a prohibition against eating a...
How well do you know this food, which has been with us since the dawn of our peoplehood? Here are some of our favorite matzah myths.
Mitzvah Studies - Article 8
As with the other articles in this series, this article is meant to present a general overview of some of the complex laws surrounding the commandment to eat matzah. This is by no means meant as a practical guide. For any practical queries please refer to...
The Haggadah in Depth, Part 25
Having appropriately clarified the messages contained in the proverbial Paschal offering, we now move on to the second of Passover’s primary principles: Matzah. After a brief telling introduction (including details of actual customs), we are lead into a d...
A fun and informative peek into the Torah’s instruction to eat matzah and a deeper taste of the meaning behind the mitzvah.
I've always thought it was because the dough did not have enough time to rise, but now I've been told there are other reasons.
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