Lubavitch Matzah is a small batch, 100% hand processed wood oven baked matzah produced in the tradition of the Hassidic Jewish community. The smoky wood flavor, caramelized points and crisp bite, of this high-quality cracker are a result of extreme attention to detail and “shmurah,” meaning watched.
From planting the wheat to mixing and baking, every step in the production of Lubavitch Matzah is monitored to meet the requirements of the Hassidic Jewish community. Grain is not harvested if wet to avoid natural fermentation. Rolling pins are sanded after each batch to ensure that not even the tiniest bit of “old dough” might start to rise. These are just a few the details that make this product one-of-a-kind.
- Details & Stories
|Package Size||16 oz.|
|Storage Hints||Store at room temperature with dry conditions.|
|Other Information||Kosher for Passover|
Stories to Savor
The subway line runs from Grand Central Station to Crown Heights. About a 30 minute trip. Grand Central is located in the middle of Manhattan Island. Outside its doors, is the New York that most of us imagine. Tall buildings, people walking fast, stores selling luxury products, honking of car horns. From there, exiting the subway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn is shock. There are tree lined boulevards, a relaxed feeling of a neighborhood. There is a mix of people from different cultures on the street. The shops and restaurants are busy. People look happy. Welcome to Brooklyn, home for several Hasidic Jewish organizations. Hassidic Judaism developed in Europe during the 18th Century. It seeks to create a community dedicated to observing each of the 613 commandments found in the Torah. The Hasidim adopt modern conveniences, like cell phones, while rejecting trends like working on the Sabbath. The men wear black suits, unusual hats and do not cut their forelocks. The Lubavitch matzah bakery produces Shmurah matzah. It is a great example of the passion Hasidim bring to fulfilling the Torah commandment not to eat leavened bread during the Passover as art of remembering the exodus from Egypt. No detail is too small. The wheat must be dry at the time of harvest to prevent a chance of natural fermentation. The time from mixing to baking has to be less than 18 minutes, because the rabbis have decided that there is a danger of natural leavening. After each batch, the rolling pins are sanded to remove any microscopic bits of old dough. The Hasidim bring joy to their efforts to obey the laws of the Torah. Acting in accordance to the Torah brings pleasure. For them, there is no burden.
|METHOD||COST (PER ORDER)||EXPECTED ARRIVAL|
|Standard||USPS Ground||4-7 Business days|