A Gift of Shmurah Matzah

Please email me chabad@snet.net if you would like handmade shmurah matzah for your seder table.

These gift boxes are sponsored by Dr. Edward & Mrs. Linda Pinn and Mr. Michael & Mrs. Jo-Ann Price. If you need more I can also order from Brooklyn for you. If you are up to delivering to a few of your Jewish neighbors please let me know!

“Shmurah” is Hebrew for “guarded.” From the moment of harvest, the wheat in this matzah was guarded against contact with water, which could make the grain leavened (“chametz”), unfit for Passover use. In the same way that writing a mezuzah or crafting a Jewish ritual object is performed with the conscious intent that it be used for a mitzvah, so too every step of making this matzah was performed with the intent that it be used for the seder.

It is important to partake of these special matzahs at the seders. Jewish mystics have called shmurah matzah “the food of faith and healing.” When the Jewish people left Egypt and faithfully followed G‑d into the desert, they imbued their unrisen dough with the power to strengthen faith for all future generations. When you eat shmurah matzah on Passover night, you nourish your faith!