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Matzo/Matzah

A traditional thin form of unleavened Jewish "bread" resembling a water biscuit in appearance. It is important during the Passover, being a reminder of how, in their escape from Egypt, the Hebrews had no time to let their bread rise. Leavened bread therefore became a prohibited food during the eight days of Passover, although, paradoxically, the holiday"s otherwise a time of celebration and good food. They are often ground to make flour for Passover rolls, or used to coat fish for frying. See 'Passover buns'

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