Unique Passover Traditions
Eating the Dust of Real Bricks
Every Passover, Jews prepare charoset, a sweet paste that can be made with fruits like dates, figs, and apples. The result is meant to remind sedergoers of the mortar in the bricks that Jewish slaves in Egypt used in their labor. In the British territory of Gibraltar, a tiny peninsula off Spain where Jews have lived for about 650 years, there's a special recipe for charoset: the dust of real bricks, ground up and mixed in.
Take a behind-the-scenes video tour of this Brooklyn bakery and watch the careful, but frantic, process of making traditional, hand-rolled matzah.