PHOTO ESSAY: Visit to the Matzah Bakery

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17 Mar 2010

Matzah and ScaleThe hand matzah you’ll eat the nights of the seder could have come from any one of a number of bakeries, but if it came from the Charedim Matzah Bakery in Boro Park, then take a look at the exact story of its creation. The photo essay Visit to the Matzah Bakery shows you the sequence of steps that go into making this $20/lb Passover delicacy.

Photographer and filmmaker Judah S. Harris visited the Charedim factory where the air is filled with the smells of baked matzah, even burnt matzah, and a quick pace of activity and chores mingles with the sounds of a number of languages: English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian.

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Judah S. Harris is a photographer, filmmaker, speaker, and writer. His work has appeared in museum exhibits, on the Op-Ed Pages of the NY Times, on the covers of more than 40 novels, and in advertising all over the world. Sign up for Judah’s email newsletter to receive updates on new essays and visual projects.