Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Making Matzah (post in Progress)

Whoever eats food with hametz in it is to be cut off form the community of Israel-- it doesn`t matter whether he is a foreigner or a citizen of the land.  Eat nothing with hametz in it.  Wherever you live, eat matzah !   --Exodus 15:19~20 
Matzah is not available anywhere near where I live, but there are two places that I know of in Tokyo where we can order it. Praise God!
I ordered some Matzah for this Passover and thankfully it arrived on time!
But I still wanted to try to make it!

One of my friends who is observing Passover this year for the first time will be attending a seder (Passover meal, the word itself means `order`).  She asked me how to make it.    I think its beautiful that many people who are not Jewish are beginning to understand that the Passover is not just for Jewish people but for all who call on His name.   We remember the Exodus from Egypt and being set free.   The bread had to made in haste.  We remember that Yeshua died for our sins and set us free.

While making the matzah, it is a wonderful time to meditate on all of the story of Passover and of our Salvation. 

I will include some scriptures and notes. 

 The people took their dough before it had become leavened and wrapped their kneading bowls in their clothes on their shoulders.   ---Exodus 12:14

 You are supposed to roll the dough out very thin! Be sure to dust your working surface with flour so it doesn`t stick once you roll it ! Mine probably should be a little thinner, as the baking time should be short!
 When we pierce the Matzah with a fork, we remember Yeshua`s body that was broken and pierced for our transgressions.

But He was pierced 
because of our transgressions,
crushed because of our iniquities.
The chastisement for our shalom
was upon Him,
and by His stripes we are healed.

--Isaiah 53:5


  1. So, this is the home-made matza. I didn't know anything about the meaning of the holes in it until reading your post.
    Happy Passover!!

    1. Hi Duta, yes, there is so much meaning to the matzah, I think there is even more we don't know. Even as we "hide the matzah" for the children, we can also seek what it is that the Matzah reveals!! It is special to have the seven days to eat matzah and connect to all of what it symbolizes, and always wanting to learn something more through the days of Passover...
      Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Blessed days to you!

  2. Thank you for sharing my post! I'm glad that you tried the recipe. They look wonderful and I loved the narrative here!

    1. Thank you Mrs N! I was happy it came out ok, and enjoyed making it!! Blessings and a beautiful season to you!!