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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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R. Hershel Schachter has discussed this issue a number of times, and explains it thus: It is based on technicalities of kinyanim. One of the kinyanim that is used for selling chametz is a kinyan chatzer. A potential issue raised with this kinyan is that a kinyan chatzer works as a shliach, and a non-Jew does not have the ability to create a shliach. However,...


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You would simply buy it back from his inheritors. For more information about how non-Jewish inheritance works, see this answer to a different question.


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Rabbi Shlomo Kluger in Sefer HaElef Lecho Shlomo Siman 221 has a very similar question where the non Jew was taken prisoner over Pesach how to purchase back the Chometz. He proposes a way to purchase it back in front of Bais Din. I do not know if this same solution would apply to a case where the non Jew passed away.


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If the non-Jew has children who knew about the sale, since according to Torah law a non-Jew inherits his father automatically - they just buy it back from the son. But if he had no children OR they didn't didn't know of the sale in which case the Chometz is Hefker then the Mahrsham permits the Chometz to be eaten after Pesach. All this is a synopsis of ...


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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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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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As with many questions of this type, the answer is "it is a machlokes" You would have to consult your specific Rav. The OU actually goes into some details on this. What’s the Truth about . . . the Sale of Chametz on Pesach? The utensils themselves present more of a challenge. The question of what to do with chametzdik, non-kasherable dishes is ...


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While you are correct that a convert inherits from his father, this is just a rabbinic enactment to prevent the convert from returning to his gentile roots in order to get the money (Rambam Nachalot 6:10). The issue of inheriting forbidden objects via this enactment is not a new one and is dealt with already in the Talmud (Kiddushin 17b). The discussion ...


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The Mikra’ei Kodesh, ((Laws of)Pesach 1:74) writes that nowadays when people sell all of their chametz (your contract says "and all Chametz wherever it may be found") it is prohibited to take the forgotten chametz to burn it. The reason is (besides the fact that stealing from the Gentile is prohibited) that if one were to physically take the Chametz to burn ...


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There is no Halachic restriction stopping you from selling your chametz to a gentile, provided that you make a valid sale in accordance with all the pertaining halachot. However this becomes a bit complicated once you take into account that you most probably will buy back the chametz from the gentile after pesach, this can potentially render your sale ...


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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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From various Mishnayot (see below) we see that a Ger's possessions seem to continue to belong to him after he converts. In that case, the moment your buyer converts, he owns Chametz on Pessach - Chametz from which everybody is now forbidden to derive benefit from - similar to any Chametz a Jew owns on Pessach. Result: He would not be allowed to sell it ...


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Here is a list from Cong. Ohab Zedek in the Upper West Side.


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I finally found one source that deals with this, hope to find more. At this site, we find the following question to Rav Aviner: שאלה: האם לאור דברי הגר"מ פיינשטיין שמותר לנסוע ברכבת תחתית על אף שקשה להיזהר מנגיעה, מותר להחזיר יד לאישה כאשר היא מושיטה?‏ In his answer, he quotes Rav Reuven Feinstein in Sefer Masores Moshe, who says that he asked Rav ...


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In Sharei Teshuvah on Orach Chaim 448:15 he quotes Sh"ut Veshav Hakohen who concludes that Bdi'avad -especially by Chometz Derabanan- one could rely on those who say that a Koton is Koneh rental of property.


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Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky writes: The sale of chametz must be fully binding under Jewish law, and some authorities require that it meet local legal standards as well. However, this is one of the rare statements in that article that is not footnoted, so we have no clue who these authorities might be. In this comprehensive article by Rabbi Yosef ...


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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 lubovitcher rebbe discussed this and made a chiddush that tevilah is only required where the non jew had access to the utensils. He also suggested that because of today's manufacturing processes this may not be fufilled and possibly today's utensils do not require tevillah hence some chabad do not make a brachah because of a safek brachah. Likutei ...


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kitzur shulchan aruch chapter 117 halacha 11 "Even after it is forbidden to benefit from chametz, one may give one's gentile servant money and tell him to buy food with it, although he knows that he will purchase chametz. In an extreme situation, it is also permissible to tell him, "Go and eat at another gentile's house and I will pay him." Similarly, one ...


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A person who is undergoing a Giyur le'chumrah may be Jewish. The reason for doing this is because we cannot be sure that he is Jewish. Thus, just in case he might be Jewish, he sells the chametz so as not to violate the halacha. A giyur le'chumrah means that he undergoes a conversion on the assumption that if he is really Jewish, nothing has needed to be ...


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Being that the non-Jew owns the scotch already, it is perfectly permitted for him/her to take it, drink it, and pay the remainder of the balance to you for it.


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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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Per here as long as you sell the item from your home, and don't deliver it (and several other limitations) you do not have to pay sales tax. If you happen to sell more than $600 worth, but didn't intend to, then you have to pay taxes on the rest. But that is only true after the fact, so you don't have to register. So the upshot is that since you don't ...


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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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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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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 ...


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סארטין מנאליווקעס seems to mean "sorts (types) of liqueur" - nalivka being the Russian word for a beverage of that type, some formulations of which, I guess, might contain chametz. I think that Dave is correct that ארסיקלען שבדרוג משארס should be ארטיקלען שבדראג סטארס - articles (items) in drugstores. הנאטיס, as I mentioned in a comment, I think simply ...


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או משקה של חומץ ושמרים ו*מאלץ* = Malt וגם עשיתי צושלאג עם הא''י הנ''ל על שכירת המקומות הנ''ל = I also made a further agreement with the non Jew on the rental of the above listed locations.


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It's customary to appoint the rabbi your agent to do effect the sale using a belt-and-suspenders approach: a signed contract, an oral authorization, and a sudar. Is it necessary? No, which is why some respectable rabbis accept agency via the Internet. But it's customary. And sudar (and possibly a signed contract, too) is only done in person, not online. A ...


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