Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Matza on Erev Pesah

Matza on Erev Pesah
Day: Wednesday
Date: March 25, 2015
Parshat: Tzav
Yalkut Yosef: 471

On Erev Pesah, from amud hashahar (this year in Los Angeles approximately 5:23 AM) and on, it is forbidden to eat matza until the seder. The reason for this prohibition is so that everyone will eat the matza with gusto that evening. Along the same lines, some also have a custom not to eat maror or eggs on Erev Pesah since they are both used at the Seder. However, these are not our customs. One should not eat foods made from matza meal unless there is a very small ratio of matza meal to the other ingredients. It is permissible to eat Matza Ashira on Erev Pesah since it cannot be used to fulfill ones hiyuv that night. A child who is too young to understand the story of Yetziat Mitzrayim may eat regular matza on Erev Pesah.

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