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Since we can’t own chometz on Passover, we have three options before the holiday: Eat it, destroy it or sell it to a non-Jew. Over the years, the practice arose to sell before Passover all chometz (as well as all chometz utensils which will not be thoroughly cleaned by then)—and then buy it back as soon as the holiday is over.

This is not a simple transaction, since the sale must be legally binding according to both Jewish and civil law. That is why we empower a competent rabbi to do it for us. The rabbi acts as our agent to sell the chometz to the non-Jew before Passover starts and to buy it back the evening after Passover. In the meantime, while preparing for Passover, you’ll need to store away your chometz and the utensils that are used with them. Lock or tape shut these closets or rooms—they are leased to the non-Jew at the time of the sale.The following form can be submitted to Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky until Wednesday April 17th 2019.


 Certificate Authorizing The Sale Of Chometz

I(We)*, the undersigned, hereby authorize Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky to dispose of all chometz that may be in my (our) possession wherever it may be—at home, at my (our) place of business, or elsewhere—in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law as incorporated in the special contract for the sale of chometz.

*Husband and Wife, specify names. Should be signed by head of household and preferably by all parties.


Address 1:
Address (cont.):