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Passover Shmurah Matzah – Buffalo

Passover Shmurah Matzah plays a central role on the Holiday of Passover and goes by many names. ‘Bread of Faith’, ‘Bread of Affliction’, ‘Bread of Healing’… It reminds us of our humble origins and about the unique and powerful relationship we share with G‑d.

This year use the real stuff!  
Order your authentic, hand-baked Shmurah Matzah.

Chabad Center For Jewish Life of Buffalo is pleased to offer this special matzah at our low price of just $25.00 per pound. (Approximately 6-7 matzot per pound.) The Matzos will be available for pickup at Chabad from March 25th.

Like every year, the 2 Matzah – Mitzvah Fulfillment Kits are free of charge.

Traditional handmade shmurah matzah is recommended for seder use. Include handmade Shmurah Matzah at your seder table and share this sacred tradition with your friends and family.

About Shmurah Matzah

Shmurah means “watched,” and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing.

The day chosen for the harvesting of the wheat is a clear, dry day. The moment it is harvested, the wheat is inspected to ensure that there is absolutely no moisture. From then on, careful watch is kept upon the grains as they are transported to the mill. The mill is meticulously inspected by rabbis and supervision professionals to ensure that every piece of equipment is absolutely clean and dry. After the wheat is milled, the flour is again guarded in its transportation to the bakery. Thus, from the moment of harvesting through the actual baking of the matzah, the flour is carefully watched to ensure against any contact with water.

The water, too, is carefully guarded to prevent any contact with wheat or other grain. It is drawn the night before the baking, and kept pure until the moment it is mixed with the flour to bake the shmurah matzah.

Also in the bakery itself, shmurah matzot are under strict supervision to avoid any possibility of leavening during the baking process. This intensive process and careful guarding gives the shmurah matzah an added infusion of faith and sanctity—in fact, as the matzah is being made, all those involved constantly repeat, “L’shem matzot mitzvah”—“We are doing this for the sake of the mitzvah of matzah.”

Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to use shmurahmatzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate.

Why Shmurah Matzah?

Watch and learn one aspect on why to use Shmurah Matzah this year