Thursday, March 30, 2017

Matza Ashira

Matza Ashira

Day: Thursday
Date: March 30, 2017
Parshat: Vayikra
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 462, 467

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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 children and the elderly, 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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