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ˈmɑt sə; -səz; -soʊt, -soʊsmat·zo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matzo, matzoh, matzah, unleavened breadnoun

    brittle flat bread eaten at Passover


  1. matzonoun

    A thin, unleavened bread.

    Matzo is eaten by Jews on Passover.

  2. Etymology: מצה


  1. matzo

    Matzah, matzo, or maẓẓah (Hebrew: מַצָּה, romanized: maṣṣā, pl. matzot or Ashk. matzos) is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival, during which chametz (leaven and five grains that, per Jewish Law, are self-leavening) is forbidden. As the Torah recounts, God commanded the Israelites (modernly, Jews and Samaritans) to eat only unleavened bread during the seven-day Passover festival. Matzah can be either soft like a pita or crispy. Only the crispy variety is produced commercially because soft matzah has a very short shelf life. Matzah meal is crispy matzah that has been ground to a flour-like consistency. Matzah meal is used to make matzah balls (kneidles/kneidlach), the principal ingredient of matzah ball soup (kneidlach soup). Sephardic Jews typically cook with matzah itself rather than matzah meal. Matzah that is kosher for Passover is limited in Ashkenazi tradition to plain matzah made from flour and water. The flour may be whole grain or refined grain, but must be made from one of five grains: wheat, spelt, barley, rye, or oat. Some Sephardic communities allow matzah to be made with eggs and/or fruit juice to be used throughout the holiday.


  1. matzo

    Matzo, also spelled as matzah, is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival, during which chametz (leaven and five species of grain: wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt) is forbidden. The bread is traditionally made by hand and is baked quickly to avoid any accidental fermentation. It is a symbol of the Israelites' hasty flight from Egypt in the biblical Exodus.


  1. Matzo

    Matza or matzah;; is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday, when eating chametz—bread and other food made with leavened grain—is forbidden according to Jewish religious law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matzo in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matzo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Matzo ball soup is one of my favorites to make during the colder months as the ultimate cozy comfort dish. What many might not know is that you can actually make this soup gluten-free and vegan for a more nourishing option, this is also a quick and easy recipe that can be made in under an hour, so a great dish for those busy nights during the week.

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