A talk with a local Rabbi about preparing unleavened bread for Passover

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As the sun sets on Saturday night, Jews will gather to celebrate the first night of Passover. The eight-day festival begins with family and friends participating in a ritual meal called a Seder. The leader of the Seder tells the story of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. The Jewish slaves didn't have time to allow their bread dough to rise. What resulted was a flat, cracker-like bread called matzah. Chaim Goldberger (Hy-am) is a modern orthodox Rabbi at the Kenesseth (Ken-ess-et) Israel Synagogue in St. Louis Park. He says that in observing Passover, Jews are commanded to eat matzah.

Opening excerpt: The Torah tells us that there is a link between dough and a human being; mixing a dusty flour with water to create bread and humans. Yeast makes bread rise and is the human equivalent for ego. Unleavened bread takes the ego out of the bread and human…

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