Nashville, TENNESSEE – According to the MNPD officials, during a meeting with Rabbi Joshua Kullock on Friday, Chief Drake formally assumed ownership of the congregation’s bread and leavened products known as “chametz.”
Jewish families are prohibited from owning such during the Holiday and in many instances place canned or packaged leavened foods in a closet or cupboard that will stay closed for the duration of Passover’s eight days.
According to MNPD, a rabbi is given power of attorney to transfer ownership of the products to a non-Jew until Passover has ended.
In appreciation for this annual tradition and the Metro Nashville Police Department, the West End Synagogue is making a donation to a local charity.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.