Judaism
Tanakh and Talmud
Passover

Why do Jews eat matzah at the Passover meal?

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12/31/2012

The slaves in Egypt did not have enough time to make leavened bread. As a result, Jews eat unleavened bread (called Matzah or מצה) during Passover.

The rest of the year, Jews eat leavened bread like everyone else.