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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 114:7 states: אָסוּר לִמְכּוֹר אֶת הֶחָמֵץ לְמוּמָר אוֹ לְמוּמֶרֶת; וְלֹא לְבֶן מוּמֶרֶת, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁיְלָדַתּוּ מֵאֵינוֹ יְהוּדִי לְאַחַר שֶׁהֵמִירָה, כִּי לְעִנְיָן זֶה דִּינָם כְּמוֹ יִשְֹרָאֵל, וַהֲוֵי לֵהּ חֲמֵצוֹ שֶׁל יִשְֹרָאֵל שֶׁעָבַר עָלָיו הַפֶּסַח דְּאָסוּר בַּהֲנָאָה One may not sell one's Chametz to a Jew ...


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There's no problem with the Chametz being visible, per se, as the Pasuk that says you may not see Chametz refers to your own Chametz. There are however 2 issues that need attention: If the Chametz is visible one has to ensure that it won't be consumed by mistake. This would be a serious violation of both eating Chametz as well as stealing from the person ...


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Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky from the OU says that play-doh does not have to be sold. Cosmetics, lotions and inedible items such as non-chewable pills and Play-Doh need not be sold CRC-Chicago recording 1 & CRC-Chicago recording 2 by Rabbi Dovid Cohen says that play-doh is not rauy l’achilas kelev based on people who tasted it. It includes copious ...


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The second question is discussed in a Teshuva here by Rabbi Yoel Brach. The question under discussion is a business that buys a bunch of Chametz inventory right before Pesach and then does the traditional Mechiras Chametz. On the question of that clearly the business wants that inventory to exist, he says a few points, prefaced by the fact that Chametz ...


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 448:5 rules that chometz which is found in your home after Pesach, even if you nullified it, is forbidden. The Tur there (cited by Magen Avraham and Taz) explains that we are worried that a person will say he nullified it even if he didn't. This isn't a problem for those crumbs that you don't want anyways. But for that box of cheerios ...


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If water hasn't touched the grain, the it certainly is completely Kosher for Pesach. The Talmud (Pesachim 40b) tells us that wheat (but not barley) can be tempered with water prior to milling without fear of Chametz. That said, the longstanding custom from the Geonim (recorded in Rambam Chametz 5:7, Tur OC 453) is not to do so for flour for Pesach, lest one ...


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I have to rely on my rav's story that he tends to repeat to the congregation each year. When he was in a different community, prior to his becoming rav in our shul, he occasionally came with the Gentile during Yom Tov, itself, to someone's home. The home owners were surprised to see the rabbi at their door, and, being respectful, they let him in. The ...


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the noda b'yehuda in response is the one who held of this opinion of giving a key to the storage room where the chametz was kept. and the sdei chemed also brings this as being minhag of his city... so theres a similar minhag...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav (OC 431:4) writes that the Chachamim don't allow you to retain Chametz on your property during Pesach for two reasons: 1) You may not mean it when you say it is hefker and 2) you may forget and go eat it. So if you are going to keep Chametz in your closet over Pesach, hefker won't be enough, it has to be sold. Selling Chametz is a much ...


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Typically, the purchaser only gives a downpayment before the holiday, which is returned afterward. Jose would have to pay the full value of the chometz to the rav if he was taking possession of it afterwards. In this case, they could designate that part of the downpayment be applied to the value of the chametz Jose gave Jingram from Natan's stash. ...


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The formulation for bitul chametz is is כל חמירא וחמיעא דאיכא ברשותי, דחזיתיה ודלא חזיתיה, דבערתיה ודלא בערתיה, לבטיל ולהוי הפקר כעפרא דארעא" Significant amounts of chametz cannot be nullified since it wouldn't realistically be possible to see it as "dust."


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The return policy through eBay purchases isn't substantially different than the "buyer's remorse" policy used by the majority of rabbanim for an ordinary mechiras chometz. Potential issues would be as follows: The item not reaching the purchaser until after the start of Pesach - Easily solved by zachin le'adam shelo bifanav, a principle used for modern ...


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Generally everything a child owns a father owns, so the father is selling his own Chametz on Pesach. For someone without a father, ר"ל, a Katan has an אפוטרופס - a guardian appointed to him to deal with his property, and he can execute the sale. If there is no such guardian, or if he is unable to sell the Chametz, Rabbi Gedalia Felder discusses at some ...



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