Modi'in charity: Don’t destroy, donate hametz

Biur Hametz Project organizers call for people to donate hametz to African migrants, asylum seekers rather than burning it.

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April 4, 2012 13:13
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Haredim buning hametz 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

 
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A Modi’in-based charity project is calling this year for people to donate their hametz, or leavened products, to the many African migrants and asylum seekers currently residing in Tel Aviv.

Jewish law prohibits the possession and consumption of leavened food products over Passover. Such food is therefore disposed of burned before the holiday commences, but the “Biur Hametz Project” is urging people to take their leftover hametz to one of six collection points throughout the country instead.

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The food items will then be distributed on Thursday night in Levinsky Park, Tel Aviv, where many of the African refugees and migrants sleep.

The Biur Hametz Project is also working in conjunction with the Ezer Modi’in charity, which is collecting non-perishable hametz products that will be technically sold for the duration of Passover and then distributed to Jewish needy after the festival.

“If we donate our hametz in these two ways, we can fulfill what it says in the Haggada: “all who are hungry, let them come and eat,” the project’s organizers said.

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