The Enigmatic Origins of the Words of the Passover Seder

The origin of the words we use during the Seder can teach a lot about the origin of the holiday. But some, including the word for 'matza', remain oddly obscure.

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The origin of words can teach us a lot. Take the etymology of the word “etymology” for example: The word is Greek – a concatenation of the word tumon (“true sense”) and logia (“the study of”). It is clear...