What’s a Matzah?




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7 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, Blam!

    I thought Matzah was like...a dough ball thing in soup. Matzah ball, right? I am glad to see you back :)

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  2. Hi Blam

    Glad to see you're back.

    It must have been very interesting growing up getting exposed to more than one religion. I think that being able to experience events and life with more than one perspective is very cool.

    I admit, that I am like Joan. I also thought Matzah was a ball, or a braided bread? I had no idea it was cracker! An apparently, very dry, cracker:P

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  3. Happy Passover/Resurrection Sunday!


    unless you're eating some, in which case you can't say anything because your mouth is utterly devoid of saliva with flecks of the driest cracker known to humanity stuck everywhere.

    Ain't that the truth!

    We've started having a Seder every year at our church and it is such a wonderfully rich experience. (We also use real Matzah for communion)

    Good to see you here again!

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  5. LOL!

    No, really, the "driest cracker" line was hysterical — as were "¿quien es más matzah?" and "afikoman is not a Jewish superhero". This is the humor that must not be silenced!

    I grew up mixed like Blam and, despite growing up in a community with few other Jews, am still surprised at how little non-Jews are aware of Jewish traditions, just as I'm surprised at how little sympathy many Jews have for my desire to continue traditions from the Christian side of my family even though religiously I've chosen to practice Judaism and raise my kids in that faith; I don't want them, or me, to forget our other roots.

    Matzah balls, Joan and Jenn, are indeed spongy doughballs in soup, but they are made from matzah meal that comes from the flat, unleavened stuff we eat at the seder and throughout the week. It's like how meatballs come from meat but aren't really reflective of the ground beef from which they're formed or the side of beef that that came from. Matzah itself is generally a big, maybe 8' x 8' cracker.

    The braided braid that you're thinking of, Jenn, might be challah, which is traditionally Jewish bread made and served at Friday-night sabbath dinners throughout the year.

    I think it's awesome that your church puts on a seder, Sonshine Music.

    Happy Easter and Passover to everybody!

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  6. Yo soy más matzah!
    Wait... Do they make soy matzah?

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  7. I'm glad you stepped in with the unleavened enlightenment, Arbster.

    Tú eres la muchacha del matzah mas macho con la mayoría de moxie también, El Qué!

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