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Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as reflected in this jalapeño-inflected family recipe from chef Pati Jinich. Copyright Ellen Silverman hide caption

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For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

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Matzo ball soup with dill. Matzo represents the unleavened bread the Jews ate while fleeing Egypt. Jessica and Lon Binder/Flickr hide caption

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Celebrating Passover: The History And Symbolism Of Matzo Balls

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