I hope you’re all thoroughly enjoying your Passover. I know I am, what with all the bread puddings, rich loaves of challah, and mountains of bagels. The bread holiday — isn’t it glorious? We Jews have been blessed with a gift for breadmaking, and we pull out all the stops for this weeklong celebration of all things leavened.
I know what you’re thinking — isn’t Shabbat the bread holiday? Of course it’s traditional to eat challah on Friday nights, but at Passover we’re commanded to fill our guts with nothing but wheaty, floury goodness, thanking God for the harvest.
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