Los Angeles Times

Passover Begins.

As son Asher, 13, (left) helps his father, Rabbi Noam Stein of Memphis, Tennessee, to ignite a fire to burn his bag of "chametz - or leavened food products, during an annual burning in the rear of Congregation Sons of Israel on Monday's snowy morning. The ritual, which dates to biblical times, is based on the obligation that all Jews have to rid themselves of chametz by the morning before Passover each year.Harry Fisher / THE MORNING CALL