Suppose someone is going to be staying somewhere for Pesach (say a hotel), but he will be going there during the day on the 14th of Nisan. When and where should he do bedikat chametz? Presumably, he should do a bedika in his hotel room when he gets there, but the mitzvah is normally done on the night of the 14th when he will still be in his non-Pesach locale. How should he do his bedika? Should he do it (with or without a bracha) on the night of the 14th in the place where he will not be spending Pesach? Should he do it (with or without a bracha) in the hotel where he will be spending Pesach during the day on the 14th?
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
Hilchos Pesach: Going Away, Bedikah at Hotel quoted Rabbi Blumenkrantz in 2010 (which is why the specific date was mentioned). Note that the Shulchan Aruch (Siman 436) and Chayei Adam explain that if one is taking a trip and will be away for Pesach, one should do bedikah at home without a bracha before leaving (within 30 days of Pesach).