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night and the Chametz is burned on Friday morning.
The following is the blessing made before the search "B'dikat Chametz" .
Blessed are You O Lord our God King of the Universe who has sanctified us by His
commandments and has commanded us to remove the chametz 13 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
After the search, whoever is making the search, makes this declaration. Although here it is in
Aramaic, the person conducting the search must understand the meaning of the words ¯ . The translation of the declaration.
May all Chametz in my possession which I have neither seen or removed be annulled
and considered as the dust of the earth
This declaration is made in Aramaic the language of the Jews in Eretz Yisrael when
the Haggadah was first compiled. However, as with most prayers or declarations this may be
and even should be made in a language that one understands. The chametz that he has
collected together with all chametz that still remains in the house is burned the following
morning. To make sure that the house and kitchen are kept free of chametz, it is forbidden to
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