Chometz vs Chametz - What's the difference?

chometz | chametz | Alternative forms |

Chometz is an alternative form of chametz.


As nouns the difference between chometz and chametz

is that chometz is while chametz is 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.

chometz

English

Noun

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  • chametz

    Alternative forms

    * chamets, chometz, hamets, hametz

    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.
  • * c.1998:' Rabbi Y D Webster, ''The Halachos of Pesach [http://web.archive.org/web/20000817182731/http://users.aol.com/rabbiyd/bedika.html#_1_2]'' - Any flour of the five species of grain (wheat, spelt, oats, barley and rye) ... which becomes mixed with water and allowed to ferment for more than eighteen minutes before being baked is considered ' chometz .
  • * a.2006:' Rabbi Lawrence Rigal, ''Jewish Customs and Practices: Pesach (Passover) [http://web.archive.org/web/20020201220213/http://www.rigal.freeserve.co.uk/jewish/passover/pesach.htm]'' - All ' chamets found is carefully bundled up and taken outside and burnt.
  • * a.2006:' London Borough of Barnet, UK, ''Street Cleaning Programme: Special Services [http://www.barnet.gov.uk/street-cleaning-programme#specialservices]'' - Every year we provide skips for the Jewish community to dispose of ' chometz (Passover waste).
  • * 2006', ''The Press, Barnet and Whetstone edition 6 April 2006'' - The [Barnet council] skips are to be used only to dispose of ' chometz and will be clearly marked.
  • Arrogance, pride, artifice (this usage is based on a disputed translation of the Hebrew source word)
  • * 2000 , Rabbi Zeitlin, Congregation Beth Ha'ari, Pesach 2000: Chametz [http://www.congregationbethhaari.org/hzchametz2000.htm] - The real chametz we want to eliminate is that within our personalities and actions.
  • References

    * The sources of the Rabbinical quotations above, accessed on 7 April 2006 English terms derived from Hebrew