So the Haggadah refers to matzoh as the bread of affliction, eaten by our ancestors when they were slaves in Egypt. It also tells us that in their flight from Egypt, Jewish slaves didn’t have time for their bread to rise, which is why matzoh is flat and unleavened. But that seems like it would be the only time that Jewish slaves ever would have had unleavened bread, so that it was really not the bread that was eaten in Egypt but after flight from Egypt. Wouldn’t the bread eaten by the slaves in Egypt have been ordinary bread?
bread of affliction?
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