Questions about the sale of chametz (leaven) before Pesach. Leavened products are forbidden throughout the holiday, and must be destroyed or sold beforehand.

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What happens if the non-Jew the chometz was sold to dies?

I can't imagine it has never come up before: Someone sells their chometz before Pesach to a non-Jew. On Pesach the non-Jew dies. What happens now?
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Does it matter through whom you sell your chometz?

I have seen online forms and received emails from many far-flung places offering to sell my chometz for me. I also have a competent Rabbi in my local shul who is willing to do it. No two of these ...
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Trash as Chometz

Is the trash in my trash cans that must stay on my property during Passover still considered under my ownership?
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Legitimacy of selling חמץ

What are the arguments for and against the now-widespread practice of selling חמץ prior to פסח?
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How can we just make our chametz ownerless?

I'm trying to understand the "legal fiction" wherein we declare any chometz we have as ownerless like the dust of the earth. Is this halachically acceptable? How can a person declare something in his ...