Forward Thinking

Tiniest Victims of Passover Cleaning

By Martyna Starosta

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Chances are you are just a tiny breadcrumb trying to make a life in New York, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

You never hurt a fly. You did all the right things. But you somehow failed: You found your way into the house of a nice Jewish family, you got a free ride for a couple of months but suddenly there’s bad news, really bad news.

It’s nearly Pesach and your Jewish host family has decided to get rid of all hametz.

But how does this sophisticated cleaning operation work? How much does it cost to outsource it to specialists?

And most importantly, what are the loopholes in Jewish law that allow you to keep all that forbidden-for-Passover stuff around for after the holiday?

Watch and learn — and spare a tear for the littlest victims of our most ancient tradition.


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