Children bake matzah in Novato to celebrate Passover

By Will Jason
Marin Independent Journal
 | March 25 2013


Children from the Jewish Kids Club at Chabad Jewish Center of Novato were sent home with freshly baked matzah to celebrate the Passover holiday, which began at sundown Monday. The children, ages 5 to 12, baked the ceremonial unleavened bread last week in a special oven heated to more than 800 degrees. The matzah commemorates the Jews' hasty departure from Egypt, as described in the Bible, before their bread had time to rise. Many Jews refrain from eating regular bread and other grain-derived foods during the eight-day Passover holiday. "I had my (last) two slices of pizza for breakfast this morning," Rabbi Menachem Landa of the Chabad center said Monday.


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