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Unformatted text preview: al of Matzoth, which starts on the night of the 14th which is the
beginning of the 15th, the Seder night. The festival of Matzoth lasts seven days in Israel and
eight days in the rest of the world. During this time we are not permitted as mentioned
above, to eat any food which contains chametz.
The Torah tells us that the Passover Offering may not be brought with chametz in
our possession. (Ex.Ch. 34.V. 25) so today, from the time that the Passover offering would have
been brought in Temple times, we may not have chametz in our possession. This means that
we have to remove all chametz from our houses by the ceremony of B’dikat Chametz. This
takes place on the night of the 13th of Nissan that is the evening of the day before the
Passover Offering would have been brought and the night before the Seder night. Any
chametz found during the ceremony together with all other chametz in our possession
including that left over from breakfast, is burned the following morning.
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