It really hit home last week that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore when I ran into John who told me that in anticipation of Passover, he was begining to hoard chametz. See John isn’t Jewish and as a Jerusalem resident, that puts him in the minority. So while all of us will be avoiding chametz like Superman avoids Kryptonite, John will be gorging himself on cereal and rice and all that chametzy goodness.
Heh. Passover in the land of Jews! How awesome willl that be? I’ll be able to get kosher for Passover food anywhere! No more will I be reduced to begging for food from my always well prepared parents, or restricting my diet during the course of the holiday to one box of Matza and whatever veggies I can get my hands on.
There is however one little thing though – in the diaspora, finding a goy to buy your chometz is usually as simple as knocking on your neighbours door. Here in Israel, it’s not so easy. There’s plenty of non-Jews but try explaining the whole buying/not buying chometz thing to people who don’t speak English.So along comes John to the rescue! Here we see John buying Laya’s chometz. Will John eat the chometz? Will Laya still have her pasta after Passover? Stay tuned and find out! In the meantime, read up about chometz here!