At Passover, we are to clean out our leavened products because leaven represents SIN. Did you know that many traditional Jews, instead of actually getting rid of/using up their leavened products, will actually sell them to a non-Jew and then buy them back? (See https://chabadorg.clhosting.org/holidays/passover/sell_chometz.htm )
Here is what they have written at Chabad.org: "As you know, Passover is the holiday in which we eat matzah and refrain from eating or possessing any chametz (leavened bread). In the weeks preceding the holiday we clean our homes and rid them of all chametz. If, however, we still own any chametz -- whether food products or dishes -- that we'd like to use after Passover, we may designate a rabbi to sell it all for us to someone not Jewish so that we do not own it for the duration of Passover. After Passover the rabbi acquires it back for use."
Does anyone besides me view this as hypocritical? I mean, you get rid of your leaven because it represents SIN. Why would you want to buy it back????