Tzohar providing online hametz selling service

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

March 29, 2015 12:47
Whole wheat bread

Whole wheat bread. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


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.

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.

For the form:

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Ropes course among the trees at Etgarm Camp in the Tzipori Field and Forest Center
July 22, 2019
Special needs children soar among the treetops


Cookie Settings