How do you sell your chametz?

How to sell you chametz online

  1. Enter the online form to sell you chametz (Heb)
  2. Complete you personal information.
  3. Check the box granting the Chief Rabbinate of Israel to sell your chametz on your behalf.
  4. Send the request. Store your sold chametz in a labelled and closed place until after Pessach.

When can you sell chametz 2021?

The sale of chametz will be performed on Friday, March 26 and will take effect 10:45 AM on Saturday, March 27. Please do not reassert ownership of sold chametz until after 9:30 PM on Sunday, April 4.

What is chametz on Passover?

On Passover, observant Jews shirk food that is leavened, called chametz, like bread and pasta. It’s a practice that’s meant to commemorate the Jewish exodus from slavery in Egypt, when God parted the seas to freedom and those who were fleeing had no time for their bread to rise.

How do you dispose of chametz?

Larger pieces of chametz may be broken into smaller pieces and flushed down the toilet. Alternatively, large pieces of chametz may be placed in outdoor garbage pails, provided there is an eruv, but the chametz must be rendered inedible by pouring bleach or ammonia over the entire surface of the chametz.

When can you sell chametz?

Jews can simply sell the chametz for the duration of the holiday, then buy it back at the end. “It’s seen as a completely valid transaction within the law,” says Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro, spiritual leader of Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation in Pikesville.

What is the sale of chametz?

Sale of Chametz allows people who would incur significant financial loss that would come with destroying their Chametz products to sell them to a non-Jew who has full legal rights to the products for the entirety of the Pesach holiday. Passover begins on the night of April 8.

What is Chometz Gamur?

“Chometz gamur” means it is “real” chometz. Pious individuals customarily do not sell these products before Pesach. Rather, they either consume it, burn it, or give it away as a gift to a non-Jew before Pesach. “Not chometz gamur” indicates the product is not “real” chometz.

Is yeast extract OK for Passover?

Kosher for Passover yeast (used for wine and yeast extract) is usually made especially for Passover, utilizing only molasses and additives that are kosher for Passover.

When should I get rid of chametz?

Chametz is permitted again from nightfall after the final day of Passover, which is the 21st day of the month and the last of the seven days of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 13:6). Traditional Jewish homes spend the days leading up to Passover cleaning and removing all traces of chametz from the house.

Why do we get rid of chametz?

According to Rabbi David Meyer of Marblehead’s Temple Emanu-El, chametz represents more than leavened bread. “Rabbinic tradition teaches that just as chametz bloats the grain, it bloats us and keeps us from our most basic selves,” he said.

Is vodka a chametz Gamur?

As such, all types of alcoholic beverages – including whisky, vodka, liqueur, and hard apple cider – should be treated as chametz, unless they are specifically certified as kosher for Pesach. Vinegar is created when alcohol is (re) fermented, and the primary concern with vinegar is the source of the alcohol.

Is oatmeal chametz Gamur?

Such products are considered chametz gamur — “real” chametz….Copyright © 2020 Orthodox Union All Rights Reserved. Reprinted with Permission.

Beer Chametz Gamur
Bourbon Chametz Gamur2
Brewer’s Yeast Chametz Gamur
Cereals in which wheat, barley, oats, rye or spelt are primary ingredients Chametz Gamur