What’s the deal with those who leave a piece of matza over the doorway? I’ve heard it is some kind of shmira but don’t know of a source.
Basically, because they just burned the lulav that was hanging over the door and are afraid of jumbi and/or they feel uncomfortable when the house is too clean. By the time succos rolls around again the mice will have eaten the matzah, so they hang a new lulav. It seems more jewish to use matzah and lulavs than holy water and crosses.
P.S. this has been discussed in the CR before. Good things come to those who search.
By the time succos rolls around again the mice will have eaten the matzah,
What if it’s Kerestirer matzah?
It’s a piece of the afikomen, not stam matzah. It’s a minhag.
I think it’s to be mekayem “b’chol door va’door chayav adam liros es atzmo k’ilu yatza miMitzrayim”.
Squeak- I did search (matza door)but no good things. Please direct me. Thanks.
I also did a search.
Maybe it’s to show that matza is muttar after Pesach, like the story in popa’s haggadah.
(I also found this: