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  • Mechiras Chometz – Selling of Chometz

    It is prohibited to possess chometz (leaven or any product containing leaven) during Passover. One is not allowed to derive any benefit from such chometz, even after Passover. Therefore, if one has in his possession any chometz which he is unable to consume or properly dispose of, he is required to sell it before Passover.

    Traditionally, a rabbi or qualified individual acts as an agent for the entire community, selling all of its leftover chometz, using legal documents to transfer the ownership.

    All such leftover chometz should be placed in a spare room, closet or box, which is then locked or sealed, no later than early morning the day of Passover Eve (and not reopened until two hours after the holiday’s conclusion).

    To avoid having such chometz in your possession during Passover, please fill out the form below.

    We cannot be held responsible for any form received after

    March 28, 2018.


    Mechiras Chometz Form

    Delegation of Power of Attorney for Sale of Chometz

    We (name entered below)

    fully empower and permitRabbi Zalman Bukietto act in my place and stead, and on my behalf to sell all Chometz possessed by me (knowingly or unknowingly) as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g., chometz, possible or doubtful chometz, and all kinds of chometz mixtures). Also, to sell chometz that tends to harden and to adhere to inside surfaces of pans, pots or cooking and eating utensils, of whatever nature and all kinds of live animals that have been eating Chometz or mixtures.

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