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Sell Your Chametz

Mechirat Chametz: The Selling of Unleavened Products

 

According to Jewish tradition, one must not have any chametz, unleavened products, in his/her legal possession during Passover.  In a simple economy one could easily manage this; if by chance a bit was left over it could easily be disposed of. However, today,  when people store a large quantity of food in their homes, it would be difficult  and a serious waste to dispose of  all the not for Passover use food products  inside one's home In order to fulfill the requirement that we have no chametz  in our legal possession during Pesach we put our not for Passover foods in a  hard to reach place in our homes (e g. the top of a closet or cabinet, in a far  corner of the basement or attic), tape or lock it up (lest someone accidentally  use it), and sell the chametz to a non Jew. The sale is a conditional one, which must be completed at the end of Pesach or the sold items revert back to the original owner.

 

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE SABBATH, THE SALE WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY MARCH 26TH, , THOUGH ONE MAY CONSUME CHAMETZ UNTIL FIRST THING SATURDAY MORNING, IN A SAFE PLACE AWAY FROM YOUR PASSOVER PREPARATIONS. ALL CHAMETZ MUST BE DISCARDED OR PUT AWAY BEFORE SHABBAT SERVICES ON SATURDAY MARCH 27TH. 

 

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Sun, April 18 2021 6 Iyyar 5781