Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Matza Ashira on Pesah

Matza Ashira on Pesah
Day: Wednesday
Date: April 13, 2016
Parshat: Mitzora
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 462, 467

The Sephardic custom is to permit egg matza and matza made with fruit juice, also known as Matza Ashira, to be eaten on Pesah. Ashkenazim however follow the opinion of Rama and therefore with the exception of the elderly and of children, do not eat such matzot on Pesah. The Matza Ashira cannot be used to fulfill one's requirement to eat matza at the Seders. However, after one has eaten the required amount of matza at the Seder, he may eat Matza Ashira as well. It is permissible to soak matza in water in order to soften or prepare it for some other use. Likewise, flour made from ground matza can also be used for any baking and does not become hametz.

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