Israeli President Isaac Herzog and first lady Michal Herzog on Sunday welcomed representatives of the factory that has produced the biggest matzah in Israel to the President’s Residence.

The record-breaking matzah is 6 meters long, 106 centimeters wide, 4 millimeters thick and weighs approximately 6 kilograms, according to a statement from Herzog’s office. The matzah, with more than 119,000 perforations, was made with 7 kilograms of flour and 3 liters of water, and took 20 workers three hours to bake.

Its production required custom changes to the production line in order to suit its gigantic proportions, according to the statement.

“We are very happy to see the longest matzah in Israel and maybe even the world, as you at your factory celebrate 138 years of matzah-baking,” said Herzog.

“I want to wish the People of Israel a wonderful seder night, matzah-eating, and a kosher and happy Passover!”

Michal Herzog wished everyone “a pleasant and quiet spring holiday. May we know quieter days.”


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