Israel’s biggest matzah

April 11, 2022 by TPS
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Ahead of the Passover, President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal welcomed representatives of the factory that produced the biggest matzah in Israel.

President Herzog and his wife with the matzah Photo: Haim Zac/GPO

The record-breaking matzah is 6m long, 106cm wide, 4mm thick and weighs around 6kg. The matzah, with over 119,000 perforations, was produced from 7kg of flour and 3 litres of water taking three hours to bake.

Joining the special event was David Wolf, a fifth-generation matzah baker, son of the factory’s deputy CEO Roie Wolf, and his children, the next generation of matzah bakers. They told the Herzogs about how they baked Israel’s biggest matzah and about the history of the family factory’s founders.

President Herzog with the children

Herzog said that he has “a special liking” for matzo brei during Passover and asked the children about their favourite ways to eat matzah. Itamar, 11, said that he loves the chocolate-coated matzah that his father makes, and Rom, 8, said that he too is especially fond of chocolate matzah.

Alma, 8, said that every year the family distributes matzah to her school in honour of Passover.

“You’re the seventh generation at the factory: you’re the future, it’s incredible,” the President told the children.

This special matzah was baked by some 20 workers at the matzah factory, and its production required custom changes to the production line to suit its gigantic proportions.

The President was amazed by the large matzah and said that “we are very happy to see the longest matzah in Israel and maybe even the world, as you at your factory celebrate 138 years of matzah-baking. I want to wish the People of Israel a wonderful Seder night, matzah-eating, and a kosher and happy Passover!”


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