Monday, April 18, 2011

Bi'ur Chametz and Kashering Dishes in Bnei Brak (Photos)


I went to Bnei Brak this morning and was walking around but also took some photos showing the great Pessach atmosphere. Here are some of many photos I made about two hours ago.

Junction Ramat Gan - Bnei Brak / near Tel Aviv

Bi'ur Chametz, the burning of the last Chametz (forbidden grains during Pessach) in the middle of Bnei Brak. Near Rabbi Akiva Street.

Its a custom that religious Jews burn their Lulav from Sukkot together with the Chametz before Pessach. Many Haredim came with their Lulavim and even with the brooms the family cleaned up for Pessach. Everything was thrown into the fire.

Chametz represents the own Yetzer HaRah and with the burning a few hours before Pessach starts, we are symbolically getting rid of our Yetzer Harah.

Public Kashering Kelim (Dishes) for Pessach in Rabbi Akiva Street.

The boiling water where the dishes are put in for a few seconds.

The father of the girls in the background brought his Kiddush cups for kashering.

Further Kashering.

Copyright / Photos: Miriam Woelke

1 comment:

  1. Someone complained to me that it wasn't ecologic. I answered him, "G-d know better than us. If he asked us to do it, that means it's ok. You will say that Korbanos were not ecologic at all, but when it comes to personnal barbecue, all of a sudden it's ecologic! That shows that we don't judge mitzvos, that bring nachas to Hashem, the same way we judge what pleases us!"