Thursday, March 11, 2010

How Matzah is Made: and What it Means

See the leading matzah factory in Israel, below. As historian Jonathan Sarna spoke here a few years ago, the transition from hand made to mass produced was a watershed moment not only in the history of matzah, but of Jewry as a whole and in particular American Jewry. See an article about it here. Sarna said, "Once it was round and now it's square. once it was varied, and now every matzo is the same. It was a quintessentially local product, and now it's become a brand."

See also The Lord is My Chef (and the secret ingredient is Matzah) and "iPassover: Finding Order in the Martzah and the iPod"

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