I make a matzoh ball,” she used to say, “that will sweep you off your feet!
Naan dunked in matzoh ball soup, served by a Yiddish-speaking waiter from Madras.
Samuel P. Jacobs on some new efforts to preserve pastrami and matzoh ball soup for future noshers.
Spiel, kosher, ganof and matzoh are examples; their vowels remain un-American.
also matzo, flat piece of unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the Passover, 1846, from Hebrew matztzah (plural matztzoth) "unleavened bread," literally "juiceless," from stem of matzatz "he sucked out, drained out."
A flat piece of unleavened bread, resembling a large cracker, used by Jews in place of yeast bread during Passover. According to the biblical account of Passover, God directed the ancestors of the Jews to eat unleavened bread, rather than delay their departure from Egypt by waiting for bread to rise.