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Getting Rid of Chametz

Getting Rid of Chametz


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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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. :)
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.
Mrs. Chana Benjaminson
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.
Fran Madnick
Chicago, Illinois
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. Staff
April 7, 2014
Why "Sell"....why not donate to the homeless?????

san gabriel, CA
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 ?
montreal, canada
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.
Menachem Posner for
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?
st louis park, mn