Matzoh, known by Jews worldwide as “the bread of affliction,” is a cracker-like flour and water substance that is eaten to commemorate the Hebrew slaves’ exodus from Egypt. The bland crisp is eaten in place of bread for the eight days of Passover.  When the Egyptians freed the Hebrew slaves, after a long protracted battle the Jews had no time to let their bread rise. So they took the bread as it was which is when matzah came to be.

Place(s): Egypt

– Maya Brener

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more