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Pesach 2022

 

Congregation Anshei Chesed

1170 William Street Hewlett New York 11557

 

Rabbi Simcha Lefkowitz

אדר תשפ"א                                                                                                                                                                      

                      April 1, 2022  

 Once again Congregation Anshei Chesed will be offering its members the opportunity to process their Mechiras Chometz forms online.  Please go to https://www.research.net/r/Chametz and carefully submit your form.  Please read the form and fill the places that must be filled in.  If you will be acting as the agent for someone who cannot himself or herself come, please try to get that person to fill out and sign the form themselves.  If this is not possible, then make sure that they have appointed you verbally to act in their behalf and you fill out the form for them.  If need be fill out more than one form.  Your electronic consent is sufficient.

           This is not a document of sale but rather a transfer of power of attorney.  With the signing of this form, you are giving the Rabbi the permission and right to sell your Chometz to a non-Jew.

           For this to work and in order that you do not come to own Chometz on Pesach you must understand that you are signing a legal and binding document and that the Rabbi will be selling the Chometz to the non-Jew with a valid sale.  These transfers and sales conform to the halachic laws of sale and transfer and conform to the American law of sale and transfer.

           On the form you must include all places that you own, lease, occupy or rent.  This includes your office, vacation home and any property that is owned by you and is not occupied by another party.

           You will also be giving the non-Jew the right to enter your home at any time so that he may visit or partake of his Chometz.  The cabinets, drawers or closets that will contain Chometz should be sealed with a string or tape.  This serves as a way of describing where the Chometz will be and as a reminder to you on Pesach that these places are off limits.

           In addition to Chometz and items that contain Chometz you also must sell the Chometz that is stuck on or baked into the plates, dishes and pots that have been used all year for Chometz purposes.  These items should be placed in a specific area and sealed with tape or string, as mentioned before.

           If you are comfortable you should come to the Rabbi and a Hebrew document is then signed and a "Kinyan Suddor" (picking up of the handkerchief) is done.  This then completes the transfer of power of attorney to the Rabbi.  I would like to express again that this must be done with your full understanding and appreciation of the Mechiras Chometz process.

חג כשר ושמח

Sincerely yours,

Rabbi Simcha Lefkowitz

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Sun, May 22 2022 21 Iyyar 5782