On Friday night, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Rav Yisroel Hager, had a strong message for those Jews who, upon the conclusion of the Yom Tov of Pesach, immediately run out to stores to buy chometz, patronizing bakeries and other stores selling leavened products.
“There are those who run at the zeman to eat chometz,” he said. “This is not proper for chassidim or bnei Torah…”
The rebbe described those who push or shove others in order to get hold of chometzdike items right away, displaying a lack of mentchlichkeit.
“Chag haPesach represents the breaking of one’s desires,” he added. “I have heard that in recent years, there’s a race to the get the first taste of chometz. People go out of their way, forgetting everything else and losing their humanity.”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel