There's More to Eating Matzah Than Remembering We Were Slaves

If the Israelites ate matzah before even fleeing Egypt, and if leavened bread is not only prohibited on Passover but during other temple rituals, there must be a deeper, more fundamental significance to this glorified dry cracker.

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When the Passover holiday begins this week, seven out of every 10 American Jews will sit down to a festive meal centered on unleavened bread called matzah. Why does a glorified cracker, with debated culinary...