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Sell Your Chametz

  • Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz not disposed of must be sold to a non-Jew. (Any chametz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach).

    Therefore, all chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach and all chametz utensils should be stored away. The storage area should be locked or taped shut to be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the chametz sale.

    Since there are many legal intricacies in this sale, only a competent rabbi should be entrusted with its execution. The rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.

  • DELEGATION OF POWER FOR SALE OF CHAMETZ

    The following form, appointing Rabbi Nochum Schapiro as your agent, 
    must be submitted by Tuesday, 7 April 2020 LATEST!

  • I the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Nochum Schapiro to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf to sell all chametz possessed by me, knowingly or unknowingly as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g. chametz, possible chametz, and all kinds of chametz mixtures). Also, chametz that tends to harden and adhere to inside surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking utensils, the utensils themselves, and all kinds of live animals and pets that have been eating chametz and mixtures thereof. Rabbi Nochum Schapiro is also empowered to lease all places wherein the chametz owned by me may be found, particularly at the address/es listed below, and elsewhere. Rabbi Nochum Schapiro has full right to appoint an agent or substitute in his stead and said substitute shall have full right to sell and lease as provided herein. Rabbi Nochum Schapiro also has the full power and right to act as he deems fit and proper in accordance with all the details of the Bill of Sale used in the transaction to sell all my chametz, chametz mixtures, etc., as provided herein. This power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinic and Civil laws.

  • While there is no charge for this service, many have the custom to make a donation to the rabbi for facilitating the sale. According to some opinions, this strengthens the rabbi’s power of agency. If you would like to make a donation, please fill-in the details below.

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