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Sell Your Chometz

  • Sale of Chometz

  • Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. [Any chametz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.]

    Therefore, all chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach and all chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then should be stored away.

    The storage area should be locked or taped shut to be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the chametz sale and should remain shut for the duration of Pesach.

    Since there are many legal intricacies in this sale, 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.

    The following form may be submitted online by 4PM on Thursday, 18 April 2019 . It is preferable for a hard copy to be used so if you'd like you could print the form, fill it in and send it in before Thursday.

    DELEGATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR THE SALE OF CHOMETZ

    I, the undersigned, fully empower and authorise Rabbi Y.A.L. Lew to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf, to sell all Chometz possessed by me (knowingly or unknowingly) as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic laws (e.g. Chometz , doubt or suspicion of Chometz and all Chometz mixtures).

    Also Chometz that is unfit for human food and that tends to adhere to a surface of the inside of pans, pots or cooking utensils, and all kinds of live animals or birds that eat Chometz or mixture thereof. And to lease all places wherein the Chometz owned by me may be stored or found, especially in the premises specified below, and elsewhere, up to and including Friday, Erev Pesach, 14 Nissan 5779/19 April 2019, at 11:48am, BST.

    Rabbi Y.A.L. Lew has the full right to sell and to lease by transactions as he deems fit and proper and for such time he believes necessary, in accordance with all the detailed terms and forms, as explained in the general Contract of Sale, which will be signed on the instruction of Rabbi Y.A.L. Lew. This authorisation is made part of that contract.

    Also, I do hereby give the said Rabbi Y.A.L. Lew full power and authority to appoint a proxy in his place, with the full power to sell and to lease as provided herein. The above given power is in conformity with all the Torah, Rabbinical regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of the Country. And to this I hereby affix my initials on

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  • Note: The deadline for submissions is 4PM on Thursday, 18 April 2019.

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