The Sale of Chametz During Pesach - Submit Form by April 1
The primary positive eating commandment on Pesach to eat matzah. The primary negative commandment is to avoid all leavened products (chametz). Not only is it customary to avoid the eating of chametz (leavened products) during the 7 (or 8) days of Pesach, but the Torah also enjoins us to remove it from our homes. However, because it is often not practical to physically remove all chametz, the custom of "selling" it to a non-Jew has arisen. That way, the chametz that remains does not technically belong to the owner during the holiday, while the sale is in force. And by selling the chametz, one indicates the intention to rid oneself of it even when doing so is not practical.
If you wish Rabbi Alexander to serve as your agent for this sale, please use the form for the sale of chametz which can be found by clicking here. The form must be filled out and received by the CBI office no later than Wednesday, April 1, and should be sent to:
CBI, Attention: Chametz
P.O. Box 320
Charlottesville, VA 22902
You may also drop off the form in the CBI office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that while there is no charge for this service, any contributions to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.