The Meaning of Matzah

IT’S SAID that when Moses led the Jews to freedom, they left so quickly they didn’t wait for their bread to rise. That’s why the crunchy, flat bread called Matzah is eaten during Passover. Matzo meal is finely ground from matzah. It’s used as the main ingredient in matzo balls, in baking, as a breading for fried foods and as a thickening agent.