Ceremony of kosher matzah baking in 'Ohaley Yaakov' Academy of Judaism

Tonight, Jews around the world will start celebrating Pesach (Passover), the festival of spring and freedom, associated with one of the main events of biblical history - the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt and their liberation from 400-year slavery, their birth as a nation. For the Jewish people Pesach is considered the most significant holiday of the year. In Israel, Pesach is celebrated for a week, in the diaspora - for eight days. The main attribute of Pesach is matzah - the Jewish 'bread of affliction'. There is a legend that the Israelites left Egypt in such haste they could not wait for their bread dough to rise, so they baked unleavened flatbreads. Last week, a solemn ceremony of kosher matzah baking in the run-up to the holiday took place at the 'Ohaley Yaakov' Academy of Judaism. The process of making matzah – from mixing flour with water to baking a last flatbread - should take no more than 18 minutes.

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