Chametz Definition

noun

Food made from leavened grain flour. The Torah states that Jews are not permitted to eat or drink it during the festival of Pesach (Passover), nor own it or even be seen with it, but must remove it from their houses and land at the beginning of the festival.

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Arrogance, pride, artifice (this usage is based on a disputed translation of the Hebrew source word)
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Origin of Chametz

  • Transliteration of Classical Hebrew חמץ (“leavened bread, leaven, ferment, corruption, extortion”).

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