Deadline for Mechirat Chametz (legal sale of chametz)

Jewish law requires that we possess no chametz during Passover. To ensure compliance with this tradition, we may transfer title of whatever chametz we have to a non-Jew. Thus the chametz is not legally ours during Passover. This ceremony is usually done by a rabbi and is called Mechirat Chametz (literally, the sale of chametz). All the authorizations are collected and transferred to a non-Jew. Following Passover, possession returns to the original owners. Please return the form below to the Ohr Kodesh office by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Lyle Fishman to act on my behalf to sell all chametz possessed by me, knowingly or unknowingly, as defined by Torah and rabbinic law, and to lease all places wherein chametz owned may be found. This transaction will be in effect for the duration of Passover, which this year begins at sundown on March 30 and runs through sundown on April 7.

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the undersigned has authorized Rabbi Lyle Fishman to sell the chametz of:
before Pesach, in accordance with Jewish law.
Date: __________________________________________

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