April 20th, 2011
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The emails are flooding into Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld’s Washington office from around the world – London, Zurich, New York, Mexico – all with one goal: to have the rabbi sell all the bread products in their homes in time for Passover.

As Passover approaches, orthodox Jews strip their homes of all bread products, called chametz in Hebrew. Cereal, breads, even grain-based alcohol is consumed, destroyed or sold – through a rabbi – to a non-Jewish neighbor.

After Passover, the seller can buy the chametz back. In almost all cases, the bread products never physically change hands but are put away under lock and key in the seller’s home.

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