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  4/5/2012, Nisan 13, 5772

IDF Leavened Products Sold to Druze Reserves General


According to the best of tradition, Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz of the Israel Defense Forces led the sale of chametz (leavened products) in a ceremony at his office in the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv. In the context of the deal, hundreds of tons of chametz were sold to Reserve General Labib Nasr Al-Din, a Druze who served, in the past, as head of the administration of special populations.

Jews are not allowed to eat or own chametz during the Passover holiday. They symbolically sell it to non-Jews and buy it back after the holiday. This year, the buy back takes place an additional 25 hours later because transactions are forbidden on Shabbat, which immediately follows the end of the holiday.