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Unformatted text preview: should be careful with the chametz at the morning
meal which should be finished at the time when we are to stop eating the chametz. The rest
of the chametz is disposed of.
Because we may not own any chametz over Passover and people may be reluctant to
dispose of valuable chametz items such as, bottles of whisky, liqueurs, and canned products
etc, the Rabbis instituted a special procedure called "selling the chametz". (Tosefoth–Pes Ch. 2).
This is done as follows, one locks away, or sets aside a cupboard in which all the chametz to
be sold is placed and sealed. During the week or so before Passover, a declaration of this
chametz is made to the local Rabbi who becomes your agent. He in turn sells your chametz
to a non-Jew. After Pesach the non-Jew does not take up the option of the purchase and the
goods revert to the previous owner*. This transaction is complicated and must be legal in
every respect and therefore should ONLY be done through a recognized Rabbinical
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- Spring '14
- The Bible