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PASSOVER
April 15th - 23rd 2022

The eight-day Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Passover (Pesach) commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Pesach is observed by avoiding leaven, and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

In Hebrew it is known as Pesach (which means “to pass over”), because G‑d passed over the Jewish homes when killing the Egyptian firstborn on the very first Passover eve.

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SELL YOUR CHOMETZ

LAWS OF SELLING THE CHOMETZ

Might as well know how to do it right!!!

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UNDERSTANDING THE SELLING

With Passover just around the corner, this is a good opportunity to revisit one of the most common – yet misunderstood – facets of Jewish life: the selling of chometz. 

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Before Pesach it is a requirement to eliminate all chometz (bread products or derivatives of bread products) from our possession. Jewish law does allow for chometz, especially and preferably, only in non-bread-like form (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) to be sold to a gentile in those circumstances when elimination is not an option. Arrangements for such sale may be made through the Rabbi by completing the Sale of Chometz Form.

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BURNING THE CHOMETZ

NULLIFICATION AND BURNING

The following morning, it is forbidden to eat chometz after the fourth hour. One may continue to derive other benefit from the chometz until the end of the fifth hour. Before this time, the chometz must be burned and again nullified. Since the times vary from city to city, an Orthodox rabbi should be consulted for the exact times in your area.

After you burn your chometz, to nullify all your chometz, the following is recited:

 

"All chometz, leaven and leavened bread, that is in my possession, whether I have seen it or not, whether I have removed it or not, should be annulled and considered ownerless like the dust of the earth."

PASSOVER CLEANING

PESACH PRIMER

The following instructions are by no means a complete halachic guide for Pesach. A Rabbi should be consulted for any questions and doubts that arise, and refer to the many books available that present the halachot in detail. The following instructions are based on classes given by Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita.

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CLEANING FOR DUMMIES

Here are 5 tips to allow even the worst housekeeper to get to the Seder with no obvious signs of PTSD

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PASSOVER CLEANING MADE EASY

By knowing what and how to clean, Passover cleaning needn't be a chore.

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Cleaning Equipments
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THE SEDER

ABC'S OF THE SEDER

Passover is brimming with symbols of slavery and freedom.  Passover is an 8-day holiday (in Israel, seven days). The name derives from the fact that during the final plague – the slaying of the first born – God “passed over" the Jewish homes.  We eat symbols of slavery and freedom, and the festive meal includes many delicious recipes for foods that people look forward to all year. Think matzah balls!

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LAWS OF THE SEDER

A practical guide to the Seder night with interesting laws and explanations.

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BARE BONES SEDER GUIDE

All you need to know to make your seder!

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SELECTED GUIDELINES FOR THE SEDER

A handful of essential tips for a smooth and kosher Seder.  This also contains FAQ about the seder.

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PASSOVER RECIPES

JOY OF KOSHER

Passover recipes by Jamie Geller.

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A TASTE OF PESACH

Six years ago, a group of women banded together to brainstorm fundraising ideas for Yeshiva Me’on HaTorah, a Jewish high school.

The result of this meeting was A Taste of Pesach, a recipe series that transformed Passover cooking for tens of thousands of cooks.

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PASSOVER RECIPES FROM CHABAD

From traditional to gourmet to low-fat and sugar-free, this section has everything you need for delicious food the entire week of Passover. You will love these recipes so much, you might just find that you use.

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PASSOVER LAWS & IDEAS

FREE DOWNLOAD: PASSOVER DIRECTORY
Abridged Web Edition to Passover Medicine and Cosmetics
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JOY OF THE HOLIDAY
A fascinating video overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday
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THE SEARCH FOR CHOMETZ
It is prohibited by Torah law to own chometz (leaven) on Pesach.
Therefore we search and destroy chometz before Pesach. In most homes the process of cleaning begins weeks before Pesach. The house is scoured from top to bottom to remove all traces of chometz.
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USING A CANDLE TO SEARCH, A MUST?
Must the search for chometz before Pesach be done only with a candle? If so, why? If not, what else can be used?
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Matzah Alternatives?
There are many reasons why an individual might not be able to eat regular matzah at the Seder. So long as certain considerations are taken into account, there are ways to allow almost everyone to perform the mitzvah properly. 
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MEDICATIONS ON PASSOVER
What rules apply to medicines on Passover? Must they too be "kosher for Passover" and how would one discover if their particular medication is permissible on Passover? Does it matter for what condition someone is taking their medicine? 
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ALL ABOUT KITNYIOT
Everybody knows you can't eat bread during Passover. But what's the deal with not eating rice and beans, too?
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PET FOOD
If Fido is hungry on Passover, here's what you can ― and can't ― feed your family pet
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WHATS AN OMER
Before we explore the topic of the Counting of the Omer, a little background information on the Omer itself is helpful. 
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COUNTING THE OMER
Between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot, the Omer is counted each evening, signifying our preparation for the receiving of the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot.
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PARABLE ABOUT THE OMER
A famous parable describes how a poor man, desperate to find the means to support his family, sets sail to foreign shores. Tragically, his ship is sunk in the stormy sea, but he somehow makes it to a tropical island.
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COUNTING THE OMER REMINDER EMAIL SIGNUP
We count the Omer from the night of March 31, 2018 till the night of May 18, 2018
Subscribe to the Sefira Reminder Mailing list and receive daily reminders to count. Each reminder will include the following day's counting.   Either click on the " Read More"link or send a blank email to sefira-subscribe@torah.org 
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ITEMS THAT DON'T REQUIRE PASSOVER CERTIFICATION
A comprehensive list of everyday items that do not require Passover Certification.
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