[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits]
- a food forbidden for use by Jews during the festival of Passover, especially a baked food, as bread or cake, made with leaven or a leavening agent.
- a dish, kitchen utensil, or the like used in preparing or serving such food and similarly forbidden for use during Passover.
Origin of hametz
ḥāmēṣ literally, that which is leavened
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Examples from the Web for hametz
The hametz example may also enhance our understanding of the debate on the conscription of haredi men to the IDF.
A generation after the hametz law was legislated as a dead letter it was resurrected in 2007.
So today hametz is as available as ever on Passover, with some changes due to the development of the economy.