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is bread sold in israel during pesach?

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can one buy bread in israel during pesach or is it controlled by the government and as a result not available? and as a second curious question, do non kosher restaurants have bread during pesach or do they also only serve matza?

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  1. Yes, it is sold.
    Mind the broken glass though -- roving gangs of Jews tend to break windows of places open on Passover.

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    1. re: Chowrin

      Is that true in Tel Aviv also?

      1. re: c oliver

        I've only seen reports about it in Jerusalem (haven't googled recently).
        But, like anything else, be a bit careful.

        1. re: Chowrin

          i am not in israel-jut would like to know

      2. re: Chowrin

        Chowrin, I've googled pretty aggressively, and I find old reports of demonstrations where Jews stood outside a Jerusalem burger joint that served burgers in buns on Pesach, but they were praying and shouting. Can't find reports of gangs of Jews breaking windows of restaurants or bakeries that open on Passover.

      3. Of course it is. Seek out a Christian or Muslim Arab owned and run bakery in an Arab neighborhood like Abu Goush.

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        1. re: AdinaA

          Or Jaffa.