About Soft Matza
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
What is Soft Matza?
Soft Matza is the same Shmura Matza that you buy at your local Matza Bakery. The only difference is that it is rolled out to be a little thicker and when baked ends up soft instead of crunchy.
Is Soft Matza made from Shmura flour?
Soft Matza is the same Shmura Matza that you buy at your local Matza Bakery.
Is Soft Matza made in 18 minutes?
Yes, Soft Matza is made in less than 18 minutes from the second the water hits the first batch of flour, until the last Matza is placed into the oven to bake. The time that it takes for an actual Matza to be made from start to finish varies, but usually is less than 3 minutes.
Who can eat Soft Matza?
Since Soft Matza is a little thicker than standard “crunchy” Matzot, there are differing views. In general, people of Sephardic lineage have a minhag (tradition) to eat Soft Matzot on Passover. According to "Maran" (R’ Yosef Karo - Shulhan Aruch) a Matza may be baked up to ‘1 Tefah’ (approximately 3-4 inches) thick.
People from Ashkenazic lineage have a minhag (tradition) to eat Matza that is as thin as possible, and therefore should consult their Rabbi to determine if they are allowed to our thicker Matza. You can see from the pictures that each one is about 1/3 - 1/2 of an inch thick.
How many Matzot are in a pound?
It is hard to generalize, but usually a Pound of Matzot will contain 3-4 Matzot. Each one may differ in weight and size, but there will always be 16oz. in a Lb. – meaning, a Pound will always contain 16 Kezetot when calculated by weight.
Can you ship Matzot to me?
Yes, we can ship Matzot anywhere in the USA. We will need to ship them with overnight shipping, as they are frozen and in order to remain fresh, they need to stay frozen until use. You are welcome to submit your Fedex account number when you order, so that shipping charges can be billed to your account directly.
When will my order ship?
We will ship orders as we bake Matzot. We will contact you before we ship, to ensure that someone will be available to accept the package. We ship overnight, so you should receive your package the day after we ship.
Where can I pick up my order?
Orders can be picked up at Rabbi David's house. Address and further information will be provided upon checkout.