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Mechirat Chametz 2022

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On Pesach it is forbidden to keep Chametz, its mixtures and/or derivatives in one’s possession. All Chametz not destroyed must be sold to a non-Jew. Bedikat Chametz (searching for leaven) takes place on Thursday evening, 14 April 2022 after 7:52pm. The formal sale of Chametz to a non-Jew takes place on Friday morning, 15th April 2022.

The Shule office will need your form by 12 noon, Thursday 14 April 2022. Responsibility cannot be accepted for forms reaching the Rabbi after this time. Please note the procedure for the Sale of Chametz.

  1. The Rabbi is appointed as an agent of the seller of the Chametz to sell it to a non-Jew or to appoint someone else to sell it. As a result, the non-Jew is then allowed free access to the Chametz he purchases.
  2. This procedure is a bona fide sale in accord with Talmudic and secular law.
  3. It is prohibited to derive any benefit from Chametz which has been kept by a Jew during Pesach.
  4. Should one find Chametz in one’s house during Chol HaMoed, the Chametz should be burned (or destroyed). If found on Yom Tov, one should cover it with a vessel until the conclusion of Yom Tov and then burn it.
  5. The sale of Chametz form can only be emailed/mailed to the Office not later than 12 noon, Thursday 14 April, 2022..


(Sale of Chametz)

Please make sure to complete this form by 12 noon, Thursday 14 April, 2022)

Dear Rabbi Rabin,

I/We hereby give power of attorney to Rabbi Daniel Rabin to sell all Chametz which is found in my/our possession and elsewhere (e.g. place of business) or any other property which is mine/ours. This applies to all Chametz which is knowingly or unknowingly in my/our possession. For all this, I/We appoint you, Rabbi Daniel Rabin, the messenger in our place. You are authorised to sell it to whoever wants to buy it through all kinds of transactions which are legal according to Jewish Law.

Your Details:
*Also list and/or attach business and holiday home addresses

Please make sure this form is completed NO LATER THAN 12 noon, Thursday 14 April, 2022.

Fri, 20 May 2022 19 Iyyar 5782