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Sale of Chametz

About the Sale of Chametz

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

All such chametz, as well as all chametz utensils that were not thoroughly cleaned, should be stored away. The storage area should be locked or taped shut for the duration of the holiday.

Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover, and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends.

The form on this page may be copied, modified, filled out, printed and submitted to Rabbi Nosson Potash (mail, email or in person) by Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9AM. If you are unable to submit your form to Rabbi Nosson Potash in person you may do so online or by email to [email protected]

Jewish law requires that your chametz be sold by the specified deadline for the location in which the owner will be on the day before Passover. Click here to look up this time for your city.

One may eat chametz until two seasonal hours before midday on the day before Passover—this year, Shabbat, March 27, 2021, 11:09AM.
(Click here to look up this time for another city)

To learn more about about the search and removal of chametz, click here.