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Sell Chametz

Sell Chametz

  • Sell your Chametz

  • Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew.

    Therefore, all chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach, and all chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then, 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.

    The following form can be submitted to Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten by April 6, 2017. If you are unable to submit your form to a Rabbi in person, you may submit your form online.

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     Delegation of Power to Sell Chometz

    I the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten 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 kind 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 Leibel Baumgarten 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 Leibel Baumgarten has full right to appoint any agent or substitute in his stead and said substitute shall have full right to sell and lease as provided herein.

    Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten 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.

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