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Legislation seeks to anchor prohibition of chametz on IDF bases during Passover

Status quo was established by Ben Gurion, "progressives" seek to overturn it.

Legislation to ban chametz on IDF bases during Passover

Former coalition chair: Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

'When Secular Forum doesn't succeed by means of democracy, because it's a minority, it turns to the Supreme Court,' MK Idit Silman says.

Meretz's agenda is that we don't need a Jewish state

The blessing for eating Chametz on Pesach

I always wondered what God was doing during the Seder at Bergen-Belsen when the Chief Rabbi of Rotterdam instructed Jews to eat chametz.

The blessing for eating Chametz on Pesach

Government downfall over bread? What a crazy, glorious country this is!

Why should this generation be different from preceding generations? Op-ed.

Downfall over bread? What a crazy, glorious country this is!

Chametz as a symbol of arrogance

Turning our attention to the deeper and spiritual meaning of removing Chametz. It is not just ridding our homes of Cheerios and breadcrumbs.

Chametz as a symbol of arrogance

Practical Pesach Pointers I – 5782/2022

How to clean for Pesach, perform the search for leaven the night before the Seder, burn the chametz, and choose your matzot.

Practical Pesach Pointers I – 5782/2022

Husband of coalition chair: 'Conversion reform won't happen'

Shmulik Silman, husband of MK Idit Silman, says, 'Everyone has red lines, she won't sell her portion in the World to Come.'

Husband of coalition chair: 'Conversion reform won't happen'

Coalition chair Idit Silman: There won't be chametz in hospitals on my watch

Health Minister gives directive to hospitals to allow chametz during Passover. Silman: "He must respect the Israeli public."

Coalition chair: No chametz in hospitals on my watch

Supreme Court to rule on petition demanding chametz be allowed on IDF bases during Pesach

Hiddush, Secular Forum: "Current regulations damage rights of secular soldiers who don't care about kosher laws. Some aren't even Jewish."

Supreme Court to rule on chametz on IDF bases during Pesach

The Festival of Freedom and Faith

The prohibition of ḥametz on Pesacḥ is designed to root out a person’s pride vis-à-vis his Creator, his God..

The Festival of Freedom and Faith

Man who bought hametz in NYC 'had a lot of respect for the Jewish community and tradition'

For over 40 years, this man bought millions of dollars of New York’s leavened bread products before Passover.

'He had a lot of respect for the Jewish community and tradition'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to Avichai Mandelblit: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Chief Rabbi Yosef asks Attorney General Mandelblit to prevent implementation of ruling allowing desecration of Passover in hospitals.

Chief rabbi to A-G: 'Freeze ruling allowing hametz in hospitals'

Supreme Court orders to allow leavened chametz in hospitals on Passover

Judges accept Secular Forum and Adalah organization petition. Transport Minister: 'Court continues to destroy principles of Jewish State.'

Supreme Court orders to allow chametz in hospitals on Passover

A Graphic Haggadah Novel – Batman was never like this!

A Graphic Haggadah Novel – Batman was never like this!

Israeli Hospitals to reserve 'Chametz only' zones?

Gov't broaches compromise after policy of forbidding Chametz in hospitals on Passover became a hot-button issue.

Israeli Hospitals to reserve 'Chametz only' zones?

Grocer burns entire stock after forgetting to sell Chametz

Israeli store-owner burns entire stock after forgetting to sell his wares to a non-Jew. 'I don't regret it-Jewish law is Jewish law.'

Grocer burns entire stock after forgetting to sell Chametz

'A small, noisy, and extremist secular faction'

'Secular Forum' claims soldiers forced to eat unhealthy food after IDF kitchens prepared for Passover.

'A small, noisy, and extremist secular faction'

Knesset sells its chametz

Knesset speaker, Director-General sell all chametz owned by Knesset ahead of Passover.

Knesset sells its chametzplayer

Veteran journalist to Meretz MK: 'Shame'

Yaakov Ahimeir responds sharply to MK Tamar Sandberg, who is working to annul Chametz law.

Veteran journalist to Meretz MK: 'Shame'

Leftist MK: Get rid of 'chametz law'

Opposition MK pushes to allow leavened products to be publicly displayed during Passover holiday, says current law harms democracy.

Leftist MK: Get rid of 'chametz law'

Is your post-Passover bread really kosher?

To avoid eating chametz owned by Jews over Pesach, Rabbi Karelitz publishes fresh product code: 6122

Is your post-Passover bread really kosher?

Provocation? Man sells bread in Bnei Brak

Police take rogue chametz seller into custody. Suspect: I'm not forcing anyone to eat it.

Provocation? Man sells bread in Bnei Brak on Passover

Israel's chametz has been sold

In official ceremony, Finance Minister gives Chief Rabbis authority to sell state's chametz to Abu Gosh resident.

Israel's chametz has been sold

Minister admits: 'I eat bread on Passover'

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says he 'loves tradition,' but refuses to give up chametz on Passover.

Minister admits: 'I eat bread on Passover'

Why Was Chametz Sold at the Main J'lem Gates?

Councilman King explains how his attempt to block Arab vendors from offending Jewish sensibilities was shot down by Mayor Barkat.

Why Was Chametz Sold at the Main Jerusalem Gates on Pesach?

Watch: Israel's Chametz Has Been Sold

Netanyahu sells leavened goods to a non-Jew ahead of Passover, after intervention by Chief Rabbi Lau.

Watch: Israel's Chametz Has Been Soldplayer

JM Inspectors Shut Down Old City Bread Carts

Jerusalem inspectors have closed down dozens of food carts in the Old City where chametz was being sold.

Jerusalem Inspectors Shut Down Old City Bread Carts

Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour

Israel Scrambles to Prepare Fish for Passover

When Israeli Jews reach the Passover seder, some of their fish will swim in chametz-free ponds. Others will join their guests at the table.

Israel Scrambles to Prepare the Fish in Final Passover Rush

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Lapid Skips Chametz Sale

Finance Minister Lapid skips pre-Passover tradition, raises suspicions he is ‘afraid to have picture taken with hareidi.’

Lapid Skips Chametz Sale

MK: Israel's Water Guaranteed 'Chametz-Free'

Israelis will again drink underground "well water" this Passover, because of fears that the Kinneret may contain chametz.

MK: Israel's Water Guaranteed 'Chametz-Free'

Teaching Passover via Humor

A new video clip by Chavruta shows an “Arab” in the marketplace, humorously reminding passersby that he is willing to buy any and all chametz.

Arab Announces in the Market: Jews! Sell me Your Chametz!player

IDF Chametz Not Sold - Yet

Traditional purchaser doesn't show up at the legal ceremony to ensure that Jews don't violate Biblical ban on owning leaven on Passover.

Buyer of IDF Chametz is a No-Show