Burn, baby, burn


In the orthodox Jewish way of life, on the morning before Pesach, the practice is to burn all the chametz found┬áduring the search in the home, and everything left over from breakfast. In Ra’anana (as above), and indeed throughout Israel, there are several public fires – monitored and secured – to accommodate the practice.

The blessing is:

“All leaven or anything leavened which is in my possession, whether I have seen it or not, whether I have observed it or not, whether I have removed it or not, shall be considered nullified and ownerless as the dust of the earth.”

Chag Sameach!