Sell It, Burn It, Throw It Away: The Psychologies of Getting Rid of Hametz

Posted by Will Friedman on April 13, 2016
Topics: Pardes Live, Pesach


What is the difference between burning something, selling it, or throwing it in the trash? Each method eliminates the object from our possession, but reveals a very different relationship to the act of getting rid of it and, ultimately, to the object itself. The rabbis themselves vigorously debated the proper ways to eliminate hametz, In this podcast, Will Friedman discusses how the different ways of relating to the destruction of hametz reveals new dimensions to the experience of preparing for Passover.


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