Meet Israel’s Passover Chametz Buyer

Passover - Next Year in Jerusalem Poster

Photo: National Jewish Outreach Program


“What does a Jewish state do with it’s hametz, or all leavened food products, when Passover rolls around?

According to Torah law, a Jew is not allowed to eat or even to retain ownership over hametz during the holiday. Many Jews sell their bread, pasta, cereal and more to a gentile and repurchase it after the festival ends. They lock the food in a cupboard, which then becomes the property of the non-Jewish purchaser.

In the State of Israel, that purchaser – of the entire country’s hametz – is Jabar Hussein.”

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