Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz (L), OU Mashgiach and Randall Copeland (R), Vice President of Operations
Rabbi Horowitz describing the importance and extra stringency of Shmura Matza.
The switch that starts it all.
Rabbi Menachem Genack of the OU, starting the run.
The control panel of the Matza bakery.
An important detail.
Ever-present reminder of proper intent.
The kettles where flour meets water.
Matzah dough is poured into the rolling machinery.
About to drop...
The first rolling is pretty thick.
Stacked before moving on to the next rollers.
Thinner and thinner.
Rolled to the right thickness, but not cut or perforated yet.
Ready for baking.
Rejected sheets roll off the line.
Rejected dough, destined to become chicken-feed.
The world's largest Matzah Oven. This brand new piece
of equipment could produce enough matzo in a year to circle the globe twice.
Pieces of the original Manischewitz brick oven are inside the new oven.
Baked Matzah leaving the oven.
Mashgichim check the final product.
More rejects. This is very expensive chicken-feed.
This Matzah didn't make the cut.