Matzah Essentials Buying Guide
Over the spring holiday of Pesach, or Passover, we replace all the bread we eat with crunchy matzah. Matzah is unleavened bread that takes 18 minutes to make from start to finish, and it is incredibly complicated to make as well, since there are many rules to it and it all must be done at an incredibly quick pace. At the Passover Seder, three pieces are set at the table as per tradition, but much more is eaten throughout the meal and the week. Matzah might only be eaten once a year for a week but the Matzah accessories are absolutely beautiful, and some are needed for the Seder and Shabbat. Check out all the beautiful matzah essentials from Israel!
One of the Passover Seder traditions is the Afikoman. The Afikoman is essentially the dessert of the Passover Seder because it is the last thing eaten of the night, but it is just a half piece of matzah from one of the three being used at the Seder. One of the fun traditions that have come up over the years has been to hide the Afikoman to keep the children involved, whether its the kids finding it and the parents hiding it, or the other way around, having an Afikoman bag is important when trying to prevent crumbs. Many Afikoman bags come as part of a set but there are a few you can get alone like this matzah print one.
Challah covers don't really serve a purpose on Passover due to the potential chametz (leavened bread) crumbs found on it, but there are beautiful Matzah covers! Used during the Seder to cover 3 matzahs and on Shabbat to cover the traditional 2, there are so many covers to choose from, many of which come as a set with an Afikoman bag. There are traditional satin covers and plenty of modern ones as well, and sets featuring classic Jewish symbols like Jerusalem, pomegranates, and more!
Matzah trays keep your matzah crumbs in a centralized place, and make passing around the matzah so much easier. Same concept of a challah tray, these beautiful trays and tins make a great gift for a host or as a Passover gift set. Some are made from fabric that fold-up for easy storage and the trays range from stunning contemporary designs to simple handmade ceramic. Plenty of options to choose from, all equally beautiful
Matzah Themed Gifts
It might not be for matzah but there are so many adorable matzah themed gifts to decorate your home with or give as a gift if you travel for the holiday! People can't tell the difference between these coasters and trivets, and matzah, and will have a laugh when they realize this matzah won't crumble. There are also aprons and clocks to get you in the holiday mood, and a matzah look alike with inspirational quote about how we can survive anything!