Being Christian, we worship a Jew as Lord Jehovah God. And we believe that hatred of the Jewish people is hatred of Jesus Himself. We are reallly chagrined at so-called "Christians" who call Jews "Christ-killers"; as it was a Roman judge who gave the sentence and Roman soldiers that carried it out. So this post is not meant in an offensive way.
What we would like to know is this: The whole point of matzoh is that the Hebrews ate unleavened bread because there was no time to let the dough rise; seeing as how they were going to have to get the hell out of Egypt fast, before Pharoah changed his mind. We rather doubt that they spent a week scrubbing down the house to make sure there was no yeast around, they just roasted that lamb fast and slapped that dough down on the oven. Let alone have a Rabbi supervise the harvesting of the wheat and the milling.
Oh, we are sure that the cleaning rituals bring family and community together, and that is a good thing. But it seems to run contrary to the commandment given to the Hebrew slaves to hurry the heck up. Wouldn't it be just as according to Moses to just mix the dough and immediately bake it?
We understand most of the origins of Kosher laws. For instance, no cheeseburgers. This stems from the Commandment "thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk". To make absolutely certain that the milk or cheese used in a meat/dairy dish did not come from the meat animal's mother, you use separate sets of crockery and dishes. But it seems to us a long way between "don't wait for the bread to rise" and "make absolutely certain there is no yeast within five miles of you".
We are not asking you to cease and desist, far from it. According to our St. Paul "Unto them (the Jews) were entrusted the Oracles of God".
Just curious. You may respond in "comments".
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