Stories of Rabbenu: Machine-Made Matzah

Our Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook

Our Rabbi was particular to use machine-made Matzah since it was decided by the halachic authorities that machine-made matzah is kosher, and there is, in fact, greater care regarding the concern of chametz than with hand-made Matzah. (Haggadah with commentary of Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah, p. 93).

A student asked our Rabbi: Which is preferable, hand-made Matzah or machine-made. Our Rabbi answered: In the same time that we exert ourselves to make one hand-made Matzah it is possible to make Reb Noson’s (our Rabbi’s brother-in-law), his and many other people’s Matzah for the entire holiday (Iturei Cohanim Nisan 5766 #259 in the name of Ha-Rav Achyah Amitai).