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Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover
Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios. Bert Miller of Park Heights, who parted with a piece of bread, proclaimed it one of the largest nationwide gatherings for the annual burning of chametz, or leavened foods that cannot be consumed during Passover, the observance of the exodus of Jews from Egypt. "This is arguably the oldest religious ceremony in the world still being observed. We've been doing this for 3,000 years," said Miller, 67, a member of Star-K Kosher...

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