Nashville's Jewish Community Sells Leavened Products To Police Chief

Nashville's Jewish Community Sells Leavened Products To Police Chief

CREATED Apr 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As part of a tradition that dates back 20 years, Nashville's Jewish community has sold the congregation's leavened products to the chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Chief Steve Anderson formally purchased the leavened products, known as "chametz," from the West End Synagogue congregation and assumes "ownership" for the eight days of the Jewish Passover holiday.

When Passover ends, Rabbi Joshua Kullock and the West End Synagogue will then buy back the leavened products and make a donation to the Nashville Police Support Fund.

Jews are prohibited from owning leavened products such as bread, cereals, and beer, during the holiday.