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From Biblical law, you stop eating bread products at mid-day preceding the seder. Rabbinical law extends the prohibition an extra hour before that to distance from the Biblical prohibition, and a further hour due to the possibility of confusion. Rambam laws of chometz ch. 1 Halacha 8-9


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The precise time depends on exactly where you are. For example, the times for Glencoe Illinois for tomorrow are (courtesy of the chabad.org web site) Finish Eating Chametz before: 10:38 AM Sell and Burn Chametz before: 11:44 AM go to the site and change the location to your zip code for relevant times. ...


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Based on 45+ years of marriage, I can assure you that whatever you say to your wife (other than the two most important words in a marriage) would probably not help. Rabbi Moshe Heinemann in his pre-pesach shiurim will emphasize that you do not have to go overboard (and the women do not accept that). Rabbi Avigdor Miller in his tapes on the subject tries to ...


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Aish.com’s article on Passover Cleaning Made Easy says in part: I'd like to not only make Passover cleaning a little easier, but above all to change the attitude once and for all to stop being frightened. Passover is not a monster. It's the most beautiful time of the year. One crumb of edible chametz cannot remain in your house and you've got ...


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I checked with my LOR tonight about the tea urn and he said that while it would be good if no chametz has touched it during the year (and it was kept away from where there is chametz), it would be better to have a different urn for Pesach. The main reason is that it is quite easy for chametz to have gotten on the urn sometime during the year. I asked my LOR ...


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I saw that Rabbi Abadi said you may buy eggs on Pesach.


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You could try to construe something odd and theoretical in which the question would come up [e.g. you have a commercial bakery in the middle of nowhere], but practically in the case you describe -- you could build a 20-foot brick wall surrounding your pizza store, but it's in a Jewish neighborhood (as kosher restaurants are), so there will be the smells, ...


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Aruch Hashulchan 496:5 says that it is forbidden for a Ben Eretz Yisrael to eat Chometz in Chutz L'Aretz on Acharon Shel Pesach. ויש מי שאומר דבן ארץ ישראל הבא לחוץ לארץ – אסור לו לאכול חמץ באחרון של פסח בכל עניין, אפילו דעתו לחזור. ונכון הוא, דזה גריע ממלאכה.‏


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The question has been edited to specify that this refers only to the Chametz problem alone. As a result, I have deleted most of my answer. I checked with my LOR (who is a rav at Ner Israel in Baltimore) and he said that the accepted general halacha is that an Israeli in chutz la'aretz for Pesach is not allowed to buy back chametz until after all eight days ...


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Rabbi Avraham Yosef says it is permitted L'chatchila to buy eggs on Pesach.


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Does this mean that I need to be completely finished with kashering my home, and have all chametz out by 12:12PM? You need to be finished kashering by Noon, which will be about an hour after you have to be done with burning your Chametz. You need to have all chametz sold or destroyed by 12:12PM. If I were to encounter chametz that was not seen ...


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The Chayei Adam Klal 119, Seif 11 says that if one has performed the bedikah on the night of the 13th in the proper manner, he has performed it bediavad (בדיעבד עלתה לו בדיקה) However, it is in any event proper to go back and check a single room on the night of the 14th according to the basic takkana of the rabbis (my translation). The Chayei Adam says that ...


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As explained in guides such as the OU guide and the shulchan Aruch (Siman 434) and Chayei Adam Klal 119 Seif 29, if you find chametz after the time, it should be destroyed immediately. If it is found on Yom Tov, then it is to be covered (because it is muktzah) and destroyed immediately after Yom Tov. I am not sure what you mean by 'kashering your home' as ...


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Rav Moshe Mintz, a posek in Ner Israel, told me that you can ideally use any light that can be focused in one area (as opposed to the sunlight or the main light in a room, which lights up the entire room), as the purpose of the candle at night is to contrast with the dark in the rest of the room.


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The question depends on whether the item is before or during Pesach. During Pesach chametz is asur bemashehu and cannot be made batel. Before Pesach, it is permitted and can be made batel (with various specific limitations). For example, one can purchase milk before Pesach without certification, but in must be certified as Koser for Pesach when purchased on ...



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