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
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
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
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.
City/ State/ Zip Country: ____________________________
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Cut the line and give the above form to your LOR BEFORE Pesach.