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The Richest Arab In Israel

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

“I’m so happy that you decided to join the thousands of Jews who chose to come and spend Pesach here. You must be tired from the trip. Put your bags in the jeep, get in the backseat, and rest. I will wake you when we get close to Yerushalayim.”

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What happens to the chometz that you can’t finish before Pesach? Daddy has the rabbi sell it to a gentile for Pesach. In Eretz Yisrael, almost all the food stores are owned by Jews, and it’s not just food stores — it’s the factories that make the food. Big factories have boxes and boxes, tons and tons of chometz. What do they do before Pesach? They do what your father does; they sell the chometz to a gentile.

Hussein Jabar is an Arab who lives in Abu Ghosh. During the year, he is the manager of a large hotel, but every Pesach he becomes the richest person in Israel because he buys the country’s chometz! For one week, he owns $150 BILLION worth of chometz!

 

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