Jews are not allowed to own Chametz during Pesach. Where it is not possible to dispose of
all Chametz, the Halachah has made provision for it to be sold to a non-Jew before Pesach.
The Beth Din undertakes this legal procedure on the morning of Erev Pesach. The Chametz
that has been sold (for which ownership has legally changed hands) must be stored in a
cabinet, cupboard or room that is locked on the morning of Erev Pesach by the time period
for burning/disposal of Chametz applicable to your area,
and which must remain inaccessible
for the duration of Pesach. It is also important to label these areas clearly, stating
that they contain Chametz which has been sold to a non-Jew.
NOTE: When selling Chametz, make a list of everywhere it might be - in the house,
in a holiday home, in a caravan or garage, in an office or on business premises, and
in vehicles. The selling of the Chametz should ideally be done personally
through your local Rabbi. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SELL YOUR CHAMETZ THROUGH YOUR
RABBI PERSONALLY, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT before
on the morning of Erev Pesach,
Friday the 19th April 2019, to the Beth
Din offices :
58 OAKLANDS ROAD
Alternatively, if necessary, one could
e-mail it to the Beth Din at firstname.lastname@example.org
complete the ONLINE Sale of Chametz form and
submit it electronically (also by 9:00 am
on Friday 19th April 2019)
NB: If Chametz is not sold before Pesach and remains in one’s possession during Pesach,
it becomes totally prohibited and may not be used even after Pesach.
It must be destroyed.