Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Break a Matzah Exactly in Half

In just six days you'll probably be sitting at a Passover seder where you or your host will attempt to break a matzah in half, putting the smaller piece aside for the afikoman.  At our seder, it's always a tense moment as all watch the matzah being broken exactly (but not quite) in half.

A couple of years ago, the minds at Mantis, an Israeli design company, came up with a foolproof way of using a Japanese tip to break a matzah exactly in half.  If you haven't seen it, it should give you some pre-Pesach laughs and good advice for Yachatz, the breaking of the matzah.  If you have seen it, it's a good refresher course.  But we don't usually put chocolate spread on the broken matzah.  Enjoy!