Manchester Jews descended on the shops to buy Hametz after passover ends. Large supermarket chain, Tesco employed extra staff to deal with the onslaught and stacked the entrance of the store with the more commonly bought items.
Manchester Jews descend on the shops to buy Hametz after passover ends. Large supermarket chain, Tesco employs extra staff to deal with the onslaught as well as stacking the entrance of the store with the more commonly bought items such as cereals, flour and barley.
Local Jewish stores are open extra late as people stock up on regular food after a week of eating only a special diet consisting of meat, potatoes and wine as nothing with grain in is allowed to be consumed.
Chametz, also Chometz, Ḥametz and other spellings transliterated from Hebrew: khaméts חָמֵץ / חמץ, are leavened foods that are forbidden on the Jewish holiday of Passover. According to Jewish law, Jews may not own, eat or benefit from chametz during Passover