Mechiras Chometz 5780-2020
Mechiras Chometz is effective only if one truly commits to sell his Chometz in an unconditional and absolute sale. It is therefore customary to perform a Kinyan (act of acquisition) when authorising the Rav to sell the Chometz. However, this Kinyan is not an absolute requirement. Accordingly, this year given the COVID19 pandemic, Young Yeshivah's Mechiras Chometz is available online only. This online form complies with both Halacha and secular law. The form must be submitted before 9:00am, Wednesday 8th April 2020, after which time this online facility will expire.
In the sale, one includes all Chometz and Chometz utensils. Since the actual location of the Chometz is leased as well, one should list the full address of each of his personal and business properties, including common-owned properties.
Anything included in Mechiras Chometz should be securely stored away before Bedikas Chometz, either by placing it in a closed area such as a closet, which should be locked or marked, or by completely barricading it with a sturdy Mechitzah at least ten Tefachim tall. A curtain that is easily slung aside does not suffice. [When extremely necessary, one may access these areas during Pesach, but must avoid remaining there for any length of time, and must not touch the Chometz nor open any boxes containing them.] The Chometz becomes permissible once again after 7:00pm on Thursday Night, 16th April 2020.
This online form is suitable only for people resident in Melbourne for the duration of Pesach. If one owns Chometz in a different time-zone, or is travelling to a different time-zone for Pesach, he should inform the Rav of his situation for further guidance.
For further information about Mechiras Chometz, or Pesach in general, please visit:
Delegation of Power for Sale of Chometz
By filling in the details below and clicking the submit button at the bottom of this form, I hereby appoint and fully empower Rabbi Shmuel Lesches to act in my stead and on my behalf to sell any and all Chometz, as defined by Torah law or Rabbinic law or even by virtue of mere stringency, that is possessed by me, whether knowingly or unknowingly, as well as any and all utensils that are in any way or to any degree contaminated by, or have upon them, even the slightest trace of Chometz, as well as any manner of live animals that eat Chometz or mixtures thereof. Rabbi Shmuel Lesches is empowered to lease all places wherein or whereon this Chometz may be found, particularly in the premises included in the submission below, but also wherever else it may be found. Rabbi Shmuel Lesches has the full right to sell and lease the above to whom he sees fit and in the manner he sees fit, and he also retains the full right to appoint any agent or substitute in his stead. This delegation of power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinic and Civil laws.
All other Chometz locations:
I confirm that I, and all my Chometz, will be located in Melbourne (Australia) for the entire duration of Pesach 2020. [If this is not the case, please do not use this form, and instead, contact the rabbi directly.]
By filling in the details above and clicking on the "submit" button below, I appoint Rabbi Shmuel Lesches as my agent to sell Chometz according to the terms of the delegation of power set out above.
In the event that I do not receive an email confirmation of this submission, I will contact
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