Matzah Compulsory Passover Day?

Question

Is eating matzah compulsory on Passover day?

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Answers

  1. No, but yes.

    The mitzvah to eat matzah is on the first night(s) of Passover. During the rest of Passover instead of eating leaven bread we are to refrain from leaven. Does this mean we need to eat matzah all the time? Not really. Rather, the “bread” of Passover is matzah and not regular bread.

    However, since the first and last day(s) of Passover are Yom Tov festival days, there is a special mitzvah to have two meals on every Yom Tov, night and day – and three meals on Shabbat during Passover. Since we cannot eat bread to begin the meal, we must eat matzah in place of bread for this meals. Therefore there is a mitzvah to eat matzah during Passover day when it is Yom Tov.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team

  2. Does the matzah can be eat in sabbath  day as breakfast?

    • Yes. There are three meals on the Sabbath day: One at night, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon before sunset.
      On Passover matzah is eaten instead of bread for during each of these three meals, including breakfast.
      During the rest of the year – not on Passover – matzah can also be eaten in place of bread according to many opinions.

      Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team

  3. Dear rabbi leaven bread contains yeast and matzah is yeast free so can a jew eat steamed rice if matzah is not available in local market?