Schoolboys Deliver Matzah Across Chicago Ahead Of Passover

Steve Miller
April 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A convoy of small buses, dubbed "Mitzvah Vehicles" drove into the Loop on Monday at noon, before spreading out over the city to bring Passover greetings from a school in Skokie.

Several dozen boys, grades six through eight, danced and sang at Daley Plaza - their point of assembly before going around the city to pass out matzo for Passover.

A convoy of small buses - dubbed "Mitzvah Vehicles" - drove into the Loop today at noon, before spreading out over the city to bring Passover greetings from a school in Skokie.
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They're from the Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School.  And Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz is executive director of Chabad of Illinois.

What they're bringing to people in Chicago is Shmurah Matzah, which is watched to make sure it doesn't come into contact with water.  A high standard of kosher.

"They're careful. They keep it dry...And that's what keep it from rising," Rabbi Moscowitz said.

WBBM Newsradio: It would expand a little bit.  But yeast is what makes it rise.

"Yeast is the cheating way to make it rise. But without yeast, things still rise," he said.

Passover begins Friday evening.

Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz
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