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You can listen to him discuss it here at 56:12. He says it isn't rau'i l'achilat adam (fit for human consumption) so it isn't considered eating. He quotes some opinions that it is a problem of washing the inside of the mouth on Yom Kippur, but he doesn't seem so impressed by the idea.
A person can certainly declare his chametz to be owner-less before the 14th of Nissan, just as a person has the ability be mafkir any piece of property at any time. However, there is a special mitzvah on the 14th of Nissan called Tashbitu it comes from the Exodus 12:15 אַךְ בַּיּוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן, תַּשְׁבִּיתוּ שְּׂאֹר מִבָּתֵּיכֶם On "Yom Rishon" you ...
The Vilna Gaon (OC 470, s.v. v'ein) explains the opinion that exempts women from fasting as due to the fact that women lack k'dushas b'choros (the sanctified status of firstborns). A male with an older sister also lacks k'dushas b'chor since he is not a firstborn, so the opinion that exempts the older sister would certainly exempt the brother. In fact, a ...
The firstborn, if a son, fasts. If the firstborn is a girl, then the first son is not the first born for the sake of this fast. http://sephardicjudaism.blogspot.com/2007/03/passover-first-born-if-son-fasts-on.html
The Shulchan Aruch haRav writes (OC 445:7) ואם לא מצא שום חמץ בבדיקתו טוב לשרוף הכלי שלקח לבדיקה כדי שלא ישכח חובת הביעור לשנה הבאה וגם כדי שלא ישכח לבטל ביטול השני שנתבאר בסי' תל"ד: If one didn't find any leaven in his search, it is appropriate to burn the vessel which he search with [the next morning] in order that the process of burning [on ...
It seems that from the Shulchan Aruch HaRav in Siman 435 Sif-Katan 4 that chametz that was left over Pesach also needs "biur" just like the Chametz from before Pesach and wouldn't be enough to simply throw it away.
Those who do say Tachanun probably do so because 14 Iyar is not listed as a day where Tachanun was customarily omitted by the Tur, anyone quoted in the Beit Yosef or Bach, by the Shulchan Aruch and its Mapah, the Levush, the Eliya Rabba, the Taz, the Magen Avraham, the Beiur haGra, the Chayei Adam, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, the Mishna Berura and others. ...
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