by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
…The Stack of Firewood Outside the Matzah Factory
I picked up my matzah today. I really enjoy doing it. There is always a huge stack of firewood outside the factory. This year I wondered, why when we bake matzah do we insist on using wood for fuel instead of using the much more convenient alternatives, electricity or gas? I thought that it was to add flavor, but I heard that it is because, with wood, the baking times are steady and known.
I like my reason better.