Ahead of Passover, Netanyahu bakes matzah for the first time

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bakes matzah on Tuesday. Credit: Israel Hayom video screenshot.

(JNS.org) With the Passover holiday fast approaching, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday visited a matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad, a Chabad-Lubavitch village in central Israel.

“At home, I have eaten this matzah for years,” said Netanyahu, according to Israel Hayom. “Today, for the first time, I am also preparing it myself. I am very excited. I wish the entire Jewish people a Happy Passover.”

After baking matzah, Netanyahu viewed a video of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, speaking about the importance of the land of Israel. 

“For me, the Rebbe was an exceptional personality who touched on the eternal fundamental basis of our people, our faith, our land, our birthright, our brethren everywhere, our desire to return to our land,” Netanyahu said, Chabad.org reported. “All of these things were sacred for him, and they still ring within me. They were not just words.”

Posted on April 2, 2014 .