Just so you can see this is a serious Jewish subject, and not something limited to my personal qualia (and, truly, can the sensation of matzo balls be referred to here as a way of experiencing one’s Jewish identity?), here’s the matzo ball “sinker” vs. “floater” debate, or Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Matzo Balls but Were Afraid to Ask*: http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/04/how-to-make-the-best-matzo-balls.html.
This, as you say, is a cultural encoding going back, perhaps 3,500 years.
So, not to take the “religion” or the words that attempt–rather poorly, imho–to convey what is, at heart, a universal spiritual truth, too seriously, but the same cannot be said of *matzo balls*. THAT is a serious cause for deliberation! <3