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ONGRESSMAN PITTENGER JOINS CHARLOTTE RABBI IN CELEBRATION OF PASSOVER  

CHARLOTTE – Every year just prior to the Passover celebration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sells the Israeli Government’s “chometz” (products derived from certain grains) to comply with Torah law during Passover.

Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger had the honor of purchasing chometz from Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim and the congregation of the Charlotte Torah Center.

 

Congressman Pittenger with Rabbi Oppenheim of Charlotte

 

“America shares a special and lasting relationship with the nation of Israel, and I was humbled to join Rabbi Oppenheim for today’s purchase of the chometz,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Suzanne and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish friends in Charlotte, Israel, and around the world.  Chag Sameach!”

 

The tradition of selling chometz to a non-Jewish person ensures compliance with Torah law directing Jewish households to not have products derived from barley, oats, wheat, rye, and spelt during Passover.

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