Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Matzo Man

For anyone not familiar, Passover began at sundown Wednesday, April 8th and ends Thursday, April 16th. From - All About Passover:
"After 410 years of slavery in Egypt, Moses told Pharaoh that he must "Let My People Go." Each time Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites, God brought another plague upon the Egyptians. The tenth and final plague was the death of firstborn children. In executing this plague, God passed through the land of Egypt, but "passed over" Jewish homes. Thus, the holiday is called Passover. The Israelites were then released from bondage. But the Israelites only truly became free when, 50 days after the Exodus, they accepted the Torah from God at Mount Sinai. Thus, the Jewish nation was born. Every Passover, we are commanded to tell the Passover story."
During Passover, leavened food products are prohibited. That means no bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, pancakes, crackers. Matzo is eaten in place of bread and is used in many passover recipes. Eggs are used a lot in cake products. Eggs are typically separated, the whites are whipped and folded in to the other ingredients and provide a substitute for things like baking powder and baking soda which are leavening agents.

So, how do I know all this? My ex-husband was Jewish. We never kept kosher, but I did learn to cook many Jewish foods and I continue to do so because my children enjoy them.

Why am I telling you all this? I wanted an excuse to show you this Matzo Man video. Enjoy!

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feefifoto said...

410 years? I thought it was only 210. I guess time flies when you're building pyramids.

I ran that same video yesterday. My daughter has another funny one on her blog:

Laane said...

Thank you for dropping on my site today.

I want to wish you a good passover.