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LAST DAY OF LEAVEN-FREE WEEK
Chag HaMatzot / The Feast of Unleavened Bread
“Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the L-RD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.”
Sh’mot (Exodus) 12:14,15,18
“You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread as I commanded you at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in the month of Aviv you came out of Egypt.”
Sh’mot (Exodus) 34:18
The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) starts this year on the evening of Monday, April 10 and runs through the evening of Tuesday, April 18.* At this time all items that contain leaven will be removed from the premises of Baruch HaShem. Leavening agents include yeast, baking soda, baking powder, and other ingredients that help dough to rise. For that reason, during Chag HaMatzot we will not be serving Challah**, and ask that you limit any food you bring into the building to food that does not contain leaven. Common foods that MAY contain leaven include bread, cake, cookies, crackers, and cereal.
*NOTE: Because we are in the Diaspora, BHS observes 8 days of unleavened bread in solidarity with the surrounding Jewish community. You may read more about this extra day of observance here.
**On Shabbat, April 15, Bagel Nosh will be “Matzah Nosh”.
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