Sunday, April 17, 2011
Matzah, the unleavened bread made by the Jews as they fled Egypt (see Exodus) was recently recreated in preparation for Passover.
Using Emer wheat (the variety grown in ancient Egypt) and my portable brick oven (a style modeled after the ones in Pompeii) the children and adults of Congregation Bet Ha'am in South Portland, Maine baked historic matzah.
Eli Rogosa, of Heritage Grain Conservancy, brought sheaves of wheat from many regions of the world, which she has collected and grown.
Visit her website at: www.growseed.org.
The matzah coming out of the oven will appear on Seder tables Monday evening.