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April 22 - 30, 2024

Sale of Chametz

  • Sale of Chometz Contract 2024-5784
    Since it is prohibited to possess Chometz on Pesach, any Chometz left indisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. [Any Chometz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.] Therefore, all Chometz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach and all Chometz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then should be stored away. Searching for the Chometz takes place on Sunday April 21st. The 10 pieces of Chometz are burned by 12:05 pm (Raleigh time) on Monday April 22nd. The areas which Chometz are stored in should be locked or closed off by 12:05 pm that day as it will be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the Chometz sale which will be effective on that day.
    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 Chometz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.
    The following form should be filled out and submitted to Rabbi Mendy Wilschanski by noon on Sunday, April 21st.
    I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Mendy Wilschanski to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf to sell all Chometz possessed by me, knowingly or unknowingly as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g. Chometz, possible Chometz, and all kinds of Chometz mixtures. Also Chometz 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 Chometz and mixtures thereof.)
    Rabbi Mendy Wilschanski is also empowered to lease all places wherein the Chometz owned by me may be found, particularly at the address/es listed below, and elsewhere. Rabbi Mendy Wilschanski 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 Mendy Wilschanski 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 Chometz, Chometz mixtures, etc., as provided herein. This power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinic and Civil laws.
  • Note: Leading Halachic authorities have ruled that online authorizations are acceptable for the purpose of selling Chametz. The traditional and preferred practice, however, is for the authorization transaction to be done in person with the local Rabbi.

    It is customary to donate when selling your Chametz. Please make checks payable to Chabad of Raleigh. Please note that this is a Mitzvah but not an obligation. The obligation is to sell your Chametz!

  • If you see this message and it is still before midday on Erev Pesach please visit to sell your chametz

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