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Get Clean
Once the house is Passover-tidy, it’s time to do the search-and-destroy ritual, and then to bag and burn the evidence . . .
Practical Halachah: Passover, Part 1
The Search for Chametz
Learn the practical Passover laws and customs for Bedikat Chametz (searching for chametz) and the procedure for selling chametz.
Talmudic Principles on Searching for Chametz
Refined Speech
The day preceding Passover we are enjoined to search and remove all chametz from our possession. Join the Talmud’s discussion in analyzing the choice terminology used in the Mishnah in addressing Bedikat Chametz (searching for chometz), which will reveal ...
Wouldn’t a flashlight do the same in the search for leavened foods?
Dear Rabbi, I learned that when searching for chametz on the night before Passover, a single candle should be used instead of a torch, because: 1) a candle produces a good light, and 2) since it is safer, one will search better. What about the modern “tor...
The tools used for the search of chametz—leavened foods
When searching for leaven on the night before Passover we carry a candle, a spoon and a feather. Is there a good reason for the spoon and feather?
Experiencing Passover means to be a changed person after it's over. This year let's add a third dimension to our Passover for a true spiritual experience.
In the dark places of my own truth, The Twelve Steps of Recovery are my candle, illuminating the path to self awareness and self actualization.
Question: What is the reason for "hiding" ten pieces of bread throughout the house before we search for chametz? Is this the right time to be scattering bread all over the place?! Answer: Before the search, we recite a blessing thanking G‑d for the mitzva...
Passover information for the tourist or guest
So you've decided to spend Passover away from home... Here are some tips and halachic guidelines to help you be at home with Passover even while on foreign turf.
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