Passover Preparations 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel. 30th March, 2018. Jews burn any remainders of hametz left in their homes, any food product that contains leavened wheat, oat, barley, rye, or spelt products, before Passover. The act is symbolic of the biblical exodus of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt to freedom, in which not having had time to wait for dough to rise before leaving Egypt, they journeyed into the desert with unleavened bread.