Consider the following scenario. A person left his home in Eretz Yisrael to go to Chutz L'Aretz for Pesach. He remembered before the zman issur in Chutz L'Aretz that there was a piece of challah (from being mafrish challah) that they forgot to get rid of. They are unable to get to the challa and unable to get a shliach to burn or throw it away now.

May the person "sell" this to a gentile? Is there any problem of selling challah to a gentile? Perhaps since it either must go to a Cohen or be burnt that one shouldn't give it over to a gentile. (please provide sources.)

I realize in this particular scenario there would perhaps be other solutions (I decided not to focus on them in this question in order not to have to much written here in the question that is not directly related.) I made this up in order to ask specifically the question of selling it to a gentile. Perhaps when more answers come about I'll re-post the question and give the opportunity for others to post answers with possible solutions for this situation.)

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    I think this question would benefit from additional discussion of why selling challah to a gentile might in general be a problem
    – SAH
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 3:38
  • @SAH -- Well, that's the whole question! Is this a problem or not...
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 8:51

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See this link (Google Books) (also here at Hebrew Books) near the end of the Teshuvah. He's really talking about selling, to a non-Jew, a dough of which Challah has not been separated -which he says can not be done because the part of the Challah belongs to the Kohen and therefore one can't sell something which he doesn't own, so all the more so he would forbid the Yisroel from selling the actual Challah.

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