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Getting Rid of Chametz

Getting Rid of Chametz

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Search and Destroy
Any area where one can reasonably suspect that chametz might have been brought throughout the year must be thoroughly cleaned. This includes the home, office, cars, garage, etc. Check carefully to ensure that no crumb is left behind: check and clean desks, drawers, closets, clothing pockets (especially the children’s), pocketbooks, briefcases and attache cases, beds, dining and living room furniture, bookcases, etc.

If You Can’t Destroy it, Sell It
Chametz that you don’t want to destroy, and utensils used throughout the year (and not koshered for Passover), should be stored in closets or rooms which will be sealed for the duration of Passover. The chametz should be sold to a non-Jew through a rabbi. Click here to sell your chametz online.

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Anonymous April 13, 2014

selling vrs donating hi we don't donate for the fact as they are suppose to sell it back to us.. so in reality we KEEP it in our house(in a closed off cupboard) and it is symbolically sold to someone but they don't really take it out of our house we still keep it for 2 weeks later we can use it again after the passover.. (freeze stuff and put it in your garage so it is out of the house.) it's all symbolic selling and buying people. :) Reply

Mrs. Chana Benjaminson via mychabad.org April 9, 2014

Re Selling Chametz Yes, if you are unable to go to the rabbi you can sell the chametz online via this website, click here and let us know if you need any help. Reply

Fran Madnick Chicago, Illinois via chabadillinois.com April 9, 2014

Selling of Chamits. Can I sell it without going somewhere?
I can not get to a Rabbi or Shul to give a check. Reply

Anonymous Nottingham August 16, 2017
in response to Fran Madnick:

Chametz Use chabad chametz selling website Reply

Chabad.org Staff via mychabad.org April 7, 2014

Re why sell Certainly one can donate one's chametz to the homeless, however what about foods which the owner wishes to keep such as spices, liquor etc? That is what this halachic device exists for. Reply

Anonymous san gabriel, CA April 7, 2014

Why "Sell"....why not donate to the homeless?????

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Andrew montreal, canada April 18, 2011

eating matzos its a question rather than a comment. some have said that we should start with matzo noon others say sun down which is it ? Reply

Menachem Posner for Chabad.org April 8, 2009

RE: Selling utensils used throughout year? While there are indeed those who immerse any vessels sold to a non-Jew over Passover, many--including Chabad--do not do follow this practice. Reply

Anonymous st louis park, mn April 6, 2009

Selling utensils used throughout year? I heard that you have to toivel any dishes that have been included in the sale of chometz, or stored in such a room with chometz. Is this correct? Reply

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