[Avodah] It wasn't Matzah???

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Thu Jun 16 00:23:04 PDT 2022

On 15/6/22 13:35, Micha Berger via Avodah wrote:
> OC 261:5 says that dough baked in the sun isn't called lechem, can't
> be lechem oni, and thus not Matzah. Doesn't this rule out the batzeiq
> that baked on the backs of our ancestors when rushing out of Egypt? Even
> though this is one of the things Matzah commemorates?!

Who says the dough was baked on their backs?  Where does this idea come 
from?  The pasuk says they baked it, not that it baked by itself. 
Obviously they baked it immediately before leaving, without having time 
to let it rise.

My question is why they had no time, since they left at high noon. 
"Be'etzem hayom".   What did they do all morning?  Were they all so busy 
"borrowing" their neighbors' valuables that they couldn't prepare a 
dough first so it could rise while they were out collecting?

Zev Sero            “Were we directed from Washington when to sow
zev at sero.name       and when to reap, we should soon want bread.”
		    –Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821.

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