Eida Chareidis Appeals to Stores – Don’t Sell Chametz on Pesach


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chometz.jpgThe Jerusalem-based Eida Chareidis has begun sending letters to store owners.

“We understand that if you are selling chametz on Pesach, it is due to your lack of understanding of the severity of your actions for if you did, you would refrain from doing so…you are Heaven forbid desecrating the Torah and your ancestors, who suffered under the Gentiles as a result of their practice. At this last moment we beseech you, please, do not sell chametz, an act that cuts you off from the Jewish People.”

Rabbi Yosef Rosenfeld, who is affiliated with the Eida as well as the overall Shabbos effort in Yerushalayim, explained that the effort is done in a cordial fashion in the hope of persuading store owners to comply. He did state however that there would be a response to those “who chas v’sholom refuse to comply”.

One store owner, Avi Ben-David, of Meat Burger, explains he will not comply, stating emphatically “I live my life and you live yours. I have an obligation to customers who rely on me year round, including on Pesach… there are many goyim in the city, diplomats and others, who want and need our service during Pesach.”

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)



  1. What a tzadik the above mentioned Avi BenDavid is! He is willing to sacrifice his olam habah so that the goyim in Eretz Yisrael should be able to have the chametz they desire on Pesach! Such mesiras nefesh for others! Mi k’amcha Yisrael?!?! (But seriously, how heart-breakingly sad it is that there are so many Jews that are tinokot she’nishb’u, that are so clueless about authentic Judaism and have no idea of the seriousness of what they are doing.)

  2. anyone who cares what the Eda Chareidus thinks doesn’t sell chametz on Pesach, and anyone who does sell chametz on Pesach couldn’t care less what the Eda Chareidus thinks

    Warning secular Jews that be being secular they cut themselves off from the Jewish people is about as timely as warning that many Jews will die if the Nazis come to power in the 1930s — it’s history — the secular “Jews” have long since cut themselves off from klal yisrael and we make fools of ourselves when we don’t realize it

  3. who is he kiding obvisly anyone liveing in e”y must comply with halach and if not the consewentces will be dire even without the eidas involvement yiesh din vyeish… every jew here relizizes this

  4. Go Mayer,
    Leave it to those pesky Satmer to actually not eat chometz on Pesach.
    Where will i find a good peporoni pizza?
    As long as it’s done with Ahavas Yisroel