Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Search


We have begun to learn about Passover.

Before Passover, we work to get rid of our Chametz - any food product containing leavened grain, and even any non-food product containing edible leavened grain.

On the night preceding Passover we make one last search of our home, looking for Chametz products. We do this immediately after nightfall, and one is not supposed to begin any activity - even a Mitzvah activity - close to nightfall, last he forget to check for Chametz.

Note that this year Passover begins on a Saturday night, and so we do the search two nights before Passover, on Thursday night.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 431:1-2; 444:1)

Have a great day,

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