38 Friday, March 21, 1980
fiilE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
PASSOVER, ITS LAWS AND C
If one is going abroad or in case of
emergency when the Chometz can not be
sold consult a competent Rabbi.
Please fill out the attached form and
give it to a competent Rabbi or mail it to
our office and we will provide the service
of selling the Chometz;
On Passover we celebrate the libera-
tion of the Jewish people from Egyptian
slavery and at the same time the libera-
tion _from, and the negation of, the an-
cient Egyptian system and way of life the
"'abominations of Egypt - . Thus we
celebrate our physical liberation together
with our spiritual freedom.
The Torah laws concerning Passover,
besides being G-dly commands, help us
in experiencing this spiritual freedom of
Passover. Unique to Passover is the
eating of Matzoh* and the stringent
prohibition of eating Chometz, as well as
the possession of Chometz. Thus we
have to prepare the home by ridding it of
PREPARING THE HOME
A thorough house cleaning is under-
taken in preparation for the Passover
In addition to the entire house, the fol-
lowing places should be checked to en-
sure they are free from Chometz:
Office, car, pockets of clothing
(especially children's), pocket books etc.
Also vacuum-cleaner bags should be
discarded or cleaned and stored with the
Pet foods usually contain Chometz.
Consult a competent Rabbi as to which
foods can be used.
WHAT IS CHOMETZ?
Chometz is a general term for all
leavened foods forbidden on Passover.
Foods and drinks made from wheat, oats,
rye, spelt, barley, and derivatives of same
are subject to the laws of Chometz. The
prohibition includes, as well, the taste of
Chometz absorbed in food, utensils or
dishes. The slightest trace of Chometz
can convert the entire product into
• Don't forget to sell your Chometz before Passover, no
later than Monday, March 31, 1980 before 10:45 a.m.
(For more information, contact a competent Rabbi.)
• Passover does not end until after nightfall of the 8th
day, Tuesday April 8, 1980. All the laws of Passover
are binding until that time. Therefore, absolute care
should be taken NOT to buy bread or any articles of
Chometz until the holiday is entirely over. One should
be careful not to buy bread or any other Chometz
even after Passover, that was baked or prepared
during Passover, because it is forbidden to use any
Chometz that was owned by a Jew during Passover,
EVEN AFTER PASSOVER.
• Make sure to have hand-made Shmura Matzoh at
least for the Seder. Each person at the Seder should
eat at least a Kazayis of Matzoh (approximately one
oz.), as well as drink the four cups of wine, and eat the
bitter herbs. Each cup of wine should hold at least 3 1/2
ounces, and the bitter herbs eaten should be at least
5/7 of an ounce. In addition to the Kazayis of Matzoh
that one eats after making the blessing over the Mat-
zoh, an additional 1/3 of an ounce of Matzoh must be
eaten for the korech (sandwich) as well as for the
Afikomen. (One who is ill may drink four cups of grape
juice, instead of wine.)
MECHIRAS CHOMETZ —
SELLING THE CHOMETZ
It is prohibited to possess Chometz on
Passover and from such Chometz one is
not allowed to derive any benefit. Also,
Chometz which was in the possession of
a Jew on Passover may not be used even
after the Holiday. Therefore, any
Chometz which can not be consumed or
disposed of before Passover, mut be sold
to a non-Jew.
The sale of Chometz should take place
no later than 10:45 a.m. on the day
before Passover — Mon. March 31,
The legal intricacies covering this
transfer of property are many and only a
competent Rabbi should be entrusted
with its execution.
14000 W. 9 MILE RD., OAK PARK, MICH. 48237
Delcgatiom of Power of itttorne ∎ for Sale of Chometz
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I. the undersigned. do hereby make.
constitute and appoint RABBI B. GOTTLIEB, my true and lawful attorney to act in my
place and stead. for me and in my name in in my behalf to sell all CHOMETZ owned and
possessed by me iknowingly or unknowingly' as stated in the TORAH and defined and
interpreted by the SAGES OF ISRAEL ie.g. CHOMETZ: DOUBT OF CHOMETZ, AND
ALL KINDS OF CHOMETZ MIXTURES'. Also, CHOMETZ that tends to harden and to
adhere to a surface inside of pans. pots or other cooking or eating utensils, of whatsoever
nature, and all kinds of live animals That have been eating CHOMETZ or mixtures
thereof, and to lease all places wherein the aforementioned CHOMETZ owned or pos-
sessed by me may be found, especially in the premises located at the address mentioned
below and elsewhere.
RABBI B. GOTTLIEB has the full authority and power as above given to sell said
CHOMETZ and to lease said place of places wherein said CHOMETZ may he found upon
such terms and upon such conditions as he, in his absolute discretion. shall deem fit and
RABBI B. GOTTLIEB has the .full power and authority to assign or appoint a
substitute or substitutes to act in his place and sted with all the same powers and authority
that I have invested in HIM.
"All leaven or anything leavened
which is in my possession, which I
have neither seen nor removed and
about which I am unaware, shall be
considered naught and ownerless as
the dust of the earth."
We then take all that was found in the
search and place it in a conspicuous spot
to be burned in the morning. Food in-
tended to be sold or eaten later should
also be put carefully aside. The search
should also be conducted in places of
business to be certain no Chometz re-
STORING SOLD CH(
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DAY BEFORE PA._
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Matzoh and wine.
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remaining unsold mus',
After the Chometz
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removed it or not,
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Passover in gratitude,.
PASSOVER CANDLE LIGHTING SCHEDULE
• Those who are in need of medication should contact a
competent Rabbi for instructions.
• Buy only those products which have the Kosher for
Passover certification from a competent Rabbi.
Fill in — cut out and mail to
BORUCH A-TOH A-DO-NOI ELO-HAY-
NU ME-LECH HAW-OLOM ASHER
KID'SHA-NU BEMITZ-VOSA V V'TZI-
VANU AL BI-UR CHOMETZ.
With the candle lit, we carefully search
every room and any area of the house
that may have in it Chometz. When the
search is completed we recite the follow-
*Note: Matzoh used all year round is not
for Passover use. Only Matzoh
especially baked for Passover may be
used on Passover. (Healthy persons
should refrain from eating egg matzoh
during the holiday of Passover.)
• Cosmetics, lipstick, lotions, toothpaste, etc., that will
be used during the Holiday of Passover, must be
Kosher for Passover use.
Mechiras Chometz Campaign
BEDIKAS CHOMETZ —
SEARCH FOR THE CHOMETZ
On Sunday evening March 30, 1980
as soon as night falls, we search for
the Chometz by the light of a candle.
Before the search we recite the follow-
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Second Eve of Pesach
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Eighth Eve of Pesach
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#1. BO-RUCH A-TOH ADO-NOI E-LO-HEI-NU ME-LECH HO-OLOM A-SHER KI-DE-
SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-SOV VI-TZI-VO-NU LE-HAD-UK NER SHEL YOM-TOV
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#3. BO-RUCH A-TOH ADO-NOI E-LO-HEI-NU ME-LECH HO-OLOM ASHER KI-DE-
SHA-NU BE-MITZ-V0-50V VI-TZI-VO-NU LE-HAD-LIK NER SHEL SHA-BOS KO-
*** If lighting after sunset, light only from a
44 Do not light before the times indicated.
Light only from a pre-existing flame.
* Do not light the candles after sunset as
this would desecrate the Shabbos.
On holidays it is forbidden to create a new fire
by striking a match, lighter, etc. However, it is
permissable to use a flame already burning
continuously since before the inception of the
holiday, such. as a pilot light, gas or candle
The above given power shall he in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinical regulations
and laws and also in accordance with the laws oldie State of Michigan. And to this I hereby
affix my signature on this day of Nissan in the year 57
MAIL EARLY, SO THAT IT REACHES US NO LATER THAN
Fri., Mar. 28th, or come in to office no later than Sun., Mar. 30, 1980.
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