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Sale of Chametz 5784 - 2024

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Selling Chametz
In addition to the Passover prohibition against eating Chametz, there is also a prohibition against owning or benefiting from Chametz.  Traditionally, our people have handled this by selling all of our Chametz, renting the properties on which Chametz is found, and renting our animals who eat Chametz.

Buyers of Chametz were historically known for making their down payment ($1 this year for the whole amount), however they consistently seemed to default on the total balance due at the conclusion of Passover, and as such, they end up owning the Chametz only during the holiday itself.  Thus, after Passover was over, the sellers would once again own their Chametz.  We may assume this will be the case this year as well.

If you would like to sell your Chametz according to the following, please register below by 10:00am on the 14th of Nisan, Monday, April 22 and if possible, please make a donation.

Authorizing the Sale of Chametz 5784/2024
We, whether by our own hand or by authorization, give permission to Rabbi Moshe Smolkin to sell any and all Chametz and Chametz mixtures which belong to us or are in our possession Erev Pesach, and also any and all Chametz which might come into our possession during Passover, and any and all food which might become Chametz during Passover in our homes or at any of our properties.
We also give permission to Rabbi Smolkin to rent all our properties with their vessels and utensils, so that the buyer might have access to the purchased Chametz, and to rent all our animals, so that we will not benefit from their being fed Chametz.
We agree to allow Rabbi Smolkin to treat the entire amount due to us from the buyer as a debt, with the buyer taking ownership and responsibility even before the balance is paid.
When and if the balance owed to us shall be paid, it is agreed that each of us will receive the value of our sold Chametz and rented property.
To indicate our acceptance of these terms, we are registering to authorize Rabbi Smolkin to sell our Chametz.
Mindful of the tradition of giving charitable contributions in preparation of Passover, we are asked to make a donation to Adath Israel, and may we and all those celebrating have a Chag Sameach, a joyous holiday.

Tue, May 28 2024 20 Iyyar 5784