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Deadline to Sell Your Chametz

Monday, April 22, 2024 14 Nisan 5784

8:30 AM

In preparation for Passover we work as diligently as possible to rid our homes of all “chametz.” In the Torah (Ex. 12:19) we are instructed that, “No leaven shall be seen or found in your possession during Passover.”  Some people try to eat up all of their chametz before Passover and give away or dispose of any that is left over.  This is hard to do and for many it is not feasible.  In addition we would certainly not dispose of all of our chametz dishes and kitchenware. 

Knowing of this hardship, the Rabbis introduced a way for us not to “own” any chametz.  Before Passover we “sell” the chametz to a non-Jew for the duration of Passover.  After Passover, the goods all revert back into your ownership.  The sale must be a proper sale in Jewish and civil law. If you want to know more about the intricacies of this, feel free to ask Rabbi Werbow for details, or learn more at MyJewishLearning

Although not mandatory, many people include a contribution to Tzedakah with their sale. Contributions made with this sale will go to Rabbi Werbow's Discretionary Fund which is used to support individuals with financial needs as well as to subsidize and promote Jewish cultural, educational and religious activities.

The form below allows you to sell your chametz and make a Tzedakah contribution. 

This form closed on 2024-04-22 08:30:00.


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