22.04.2011 18.Nisan, 5771 Chel Hamo'ed 2; Tag 3 des Omer
Selling hametz to a non-Jew allows observant Jews to keep products which are not kosher for Pessah. Normally, they sell the goods back.
A gentile man taught a Jerusalem haredi community an important lesson when he acted on his right to take their leavened products bestowed upon him ahead of Pessah in what was obviously more than just a symbolic act.
The tradition of selling one’s hametz to a non-Jew is what allows observant Jews to keep in their possession various products which are not kosher for Pessah. Normally, after the holiday, the non-Jew will sell the goods back….