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Can I use Matzah Balls instead of Matzah at my Seder?

Question: My Father-in-law has a difficult time chewing Matzah; can I make him a Matzah dish to be eaten at the Seder instead? Thanks,Beth Answer: Once...

What is the spiritual difference between Chametz and Matzah?

Chametz (leaven) dough that has risen symbolizes inflated ego and arrogance, while matzah that keeps a low profile, represents humility and suspension of...

What Blessing do we recite over Matzah?

For most Matzah1 we recite the same blessing we recite for bread: Baruch atta Ado-noy Elo-hai-nu Melech ha'olam Hamotzi Lechem Min Ha’aretz....

Why do we break the middle Matzah?

Broken  At the beginning of the recitation of the Haggadah we say “This is the bread of our affliction/poverty,” ("Hey Lachma...

What is the meaning of the word “Afikoman”?

The seder meal concludes with the eating of the afikoman matzah. In Aramaic, “afiku man” means “bring out the food.” According to...

Why don't we say the blessing Shehecheyanu on the matzah?

[Shehecheyanu is a blessing that is recited whenever a mitzvah is performed for the first time each year or when a fruit is eaten for the first time each...

Why is there a different number for the matzot and cups of wine?

At the Seder table, we have three matzot and four cups of wine.Here’s one explanation: The four cups of wine correspond to the four expressions of...

Do I have to buy my son a present for finding the Afikoman?

We have done much research on this subject, but we have yet to find the clause in the Code of Jewish Law which requires the Afikoman to be redeemed...

Why do we have three matzot on the Seder plate?

Here are some of the reasons that are given:1. It is an allusion to the three measures of flour that Abraham asked Sarah to prepare for the angels...