A Bit About Matza
Determining that soft Matza is fully baked. SEE
What are Chutin NimShoChim? SEE
Can the oven be too hot? SEE
When does dough become Chamets? SEE
What's the problem with "idle" dough? SEE
NoDa BiYehuda SEE
Is Matza supposed to be pliable or hard? SEE
Can Matza be a wafer? SEE
Soft or Hard? SEE
Fat Matza Enough for Many SEE
When was machine Matza first introduced? SEE
What is Shmura Matza? SEE
Water and Flour Don't Mix SEE
Rema: Rekikin for Decoration SEE
Why do some not eat Matza balls? SEE
How Much Matza Need We Eat? SEE
Well, How Large IS a Kezayis? Larger than
Pesach Sacrifice in Our Days A Great Idea
Sacrifices Today - another perspective
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim SEE
Matza Myth 1
Matza has always been a hard flat wafer.
Matza was always a soft chewy pita type bread and has only recently been made as a hard product.
The Talmud and Halacha describe Matza as being soft and pliable.
Matza is used for making Korech, a WRAP with the Marror and meat of the Pascal Lamb.
The Talmud and Halacha describe Matza as being indistinguishable from Chamets.
The Talmud and Halacha describe Matza as a product that will become mouly just like bread.
Matza Myth 2
A sandwich is an essential part of the Seder.
Not a sandwich but a wrap.
For almost 3000 years we were eating Marror rolled up in soft chewy Matza. This is a well known and fun part of The Passover Seder; we eat, as did Hillel, a Korech of Matza and Marror, the bitter herbs. Korech means "roll" what we do with a Sefer Torah, the holy scroll of the Law of Moses, the parchment is rolled.
Matza Myth 3
Rabbi Hillel, of the Hagada, invented the sandwich.
Rabbi Hillel, famous for his patience, did not invent the sandwich.
He explained that the commandment to eat the Pascal lamb required that it be consumed together with Matza and Marror. This was easily accomplished by wrapping the meat and the Marror within the Matza. With hard Matza, this becomes a job for Houdini.
Matza Myth 4
Matza was always made by Rabbis.
Matza was traditionally made at home.
Matza was baked throughout the festival of Passover just as bread was baked at home throughout the year. It was baked and enjoyed as a fresh home baked product. We are permitted to cook during any festival in order to make fresh foods and thereby better enjoy the festival.