Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Matzo

Millions of Jews around the world will start celebrating Passover on Friday — a tradition that recalls the Exodus, or how Moses led the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago.

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A central part of week-or-so holiday is matzo — unleavened bread that symbolizes how Jews left in such haste that they were not able to wait for their bread dough to rise.

It is traditionally served with hard-boiled eggs, horseradish, a vegetable and wine as part of the Passover Seder dinner and then during the next week.

In preparation for Passover, NBC News visited Matzot Aviv, a company that has been making the flatbread in what is now Tel Aviv since 1887.

Its vice president is Roy Wolf, a sixth-generation matzo-maker who shared a few little-known facts about the iconic food Continue reading on NBC News