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Apr 15 - Apr 23
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GUIDE TO PASSOVER
Bedikat Chametz – Search for Chametz
This year the search for Chametz will take place on Thursday, April 14 after 8:15pm. All homes should be cleansed of Chametz prior to the search. After sundown the search for any leftover Chametz takes place. This search is customarily done with a candle but contemporary authorities instruct us to use electric lights as well to ensure that no crumb escapes our sight. The head of the household renounces possession of all Chametz unknown to him/her remaining in the house.
Erev Pesach – Fast of the first born
This year the eve of Passover occurs on Friday, April 15. All first-born Jewish males are to fast as an expression of gratitude to God who spared the Jewish first-born when their Egyptian counterparts were slain. Participation in a siyum, the completion of the study of a Talmudic tractate, is accepted in lieu of fasting. On Friday, April 15, Morning Services will take place at 7:30am followed by Rabbi David Flatto’s siyum on a Tractate, followed by a festive breakfast. The traditional biur chametz, the burning of the Chametz, will take place on Friday, on the third floor terrace, no later than 11:40am. No Chametz may be eaten after 10:43am on Friday, April 15. All leftovers must be disposed of by 11:46am.
Chametz can be consumed starting Saturday, April 23 at 9:00pm.