Tzohar providing online hametz selling service

Organization offers easily accessible on-line service for selling hametz pre-Passover.

March 29, 2015 12:47
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The Tzohar rabbinical organization is providing an online hametz selling service for the upcoming Passover holiday with forms in both English and Hebrew.

Jewish law stipulates that hametz, or leavened food products, may not be either consumed or owned by a Jew on Passover for the duration of the holiday – seven days in Israel and eight days everywhere else.

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Although many people finish off or dispose of bread and other forbidden items before the holiday starts, it is often inconvenient, costly and wasteful to do so for many products.

But a provision in Jewish law allows food that is not approved for Passover consumption to be sealed away in cabinets and ceremonially sold to a non-Jew for just the duration of the holiday.

Tzohar chairman Rabbi David Stav will serve as the agent for those who request the service and will sell the hametz to a non-Jewish man in the city of Lod – where Tzohar headquarters are located.

“This is another way to help the public out before Passover, in a way commensurate with Jewish law,” the organization said.

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