Chometz may not remain in one’s possession over Pesach. A person who owns any Chometz that which cannot be removed or destroyed in time, may arrange for their chometz to be sold to a non-Jew. [Any chometz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.]
The sale of chometz is not just a mere ritual, but is carried out in a legal manner by a Rabbi. Since there are many legal intricacies in this sale, only a competent Rabbi should be entrusted with its execution. The Rabbi is empowered to conduct this sale on behalf of any individual wishing to sell chometz. After Pesach the non-Jew may be approached by the Rabbi to sell the chometz back to the original owners.
Normally, we are meticulous (mehader) to meet the Rabbi in person and formally authorize him to arrange the sale for us.
However, in this medical emergency it is impossible to set up a safe system for in-person Sale of Chometz without endangering the community further. The Rabbonim have therefore instructed that all Mechiras Chometz this year shall be by electronic authorization.
Note: Chometz utensils not thoroughly clean should also be included in the sale.
The chometz, which is sold, must be stored away and locked up in such a manner that it should not come to be accidentally used. The cabinet or room is also legally rented to the non-Jew over the Pesach period, so that his chometz does not lie in the Jew’s property.
When you click below on the name of the Rabbi through whom you wish to sell your Chometz, you will be directed to an online form to fill in your information and the locations included in the sale. Please complete the form fully. There will also be an option if you wish to make the customary payment to the Rov through Paypal or Cashapp.
Please submit the form online before Tuesday Night, eve of 14 Nissan April 7, 2020 at 8.00PM
Select a Rabbi and Member of the Beis Din by clicking on his name below:
Pesach is a very busy time for the Members of the Beis Din. It is also a time when many community members take the opportunity to give funds to the Rabbis in recognition of the service they provide. Instructions are provided below and on the Mechira page for each of the Rabbonim.
You can send funds for Rabbi Schwei by mail at 796 Montgomery St Brooklyn NY 11213, through Cashapp at cash.app/$RabbiSchwei or through Paypal at Rabbiayschwei@gmail.com
You can send funds to Rabbi Osdoba by mail at 602 Montgomery St Brooklyn, NY 11213 or through Cashapp at cash.app/$mechiraschometz and at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send funds to Rabbi Braun by mail at 1214 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11225, through Cashapp at cash.app/$RabbiBraun , or through Paypal at email@example.com
Thank you all for your collaboration.
May we be zoche in the immediate redemption with Moshiach!
Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights
Beth Din of Crown Heigths