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Contract For Selling Chametz

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 Preparing For The Holiday Gebrokts - Soaked Matzah


Contract For Selling Chametz

[no chometz sign] Prohibition of Chometz

On Pesach it is prohibited to possess chametz (leaven). All chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach must be sold to a non-Jew. All chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then, and are stored away in closets or rooms while preparing for Pesach. The storage area is locked or tape-shut, and leased to a non-Jew at the time of the sale.

There are many legal intricacies in this sale, thus, 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.

Locking your chametz away and giving your LOR (Local Observant Rabbi) the Signed Chametz Contract is an easy way of observing one of the most important laws in the Torah. (Contract follows below).

Chametz which remains in the possession of a Jew over Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.



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                             DELEGATION OF POWER
                             FOR SALE OF CHAMETZ


I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit 
Rabbi _________________ 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 
kinds 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 ________________ 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 __________________ 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 _________________ 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.


Signed: ______________________________________________ 

Date: ______________

Name: ________________________________________________

Address/es: __________________________________________

______________________________________________________

City/ State/ Zip Country: ____________________________

______________________________________________________


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Cut the line and give the above form to your LOR BEFORE Pesach.

 Preparing For The Holiday Gebrokts - Soaked Matzah



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