"I buy a can of matzah meal every Passover."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
מצה-מעל matze mel 'matzah flour' combined with the English word "meal" (e.g., corn meal)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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Second part may be pronounced either like the English word "meal", or like the Yiddish word "mel", rhyming with "sell".
"Many pesachdik cakes and other foods use matzah meal as a primary ingredient." (Eisenberg & Scolnic)
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