THURSDAY APRIL 5th, 2012
√ You have until 8.00 PM tonight to submit the forms for mekhirat Chametz (see HERE). You can hand this forms to Mr. Adam Sabzevari, Mr. Morris Aziz, Mr. Moshe Aziz, Mr. Said Hakimian, Mr. Edward Dilamani, Mr. Robert Livi, or Mr. Herbert Livi or leave in the box in the small Kanissah in Shaare Shalom.
TO AVOID PROBLEMS WE ENCOUNTERED PREVIOUS YEARS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL A FORM BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.
√ Tonight after 8.00 PM we proceed to do the bediqat Chametz (see HERE) saying the berakha before we begin "Baruch Ata A-donay E-lohenu Melech ha'Olam Asher kiddeshanu beMitzvotav veTsivanu 'Al Bi'ur Chametz" . This is the last inspection to search for any Chametz that we might have involuntarily left in our homes. We have to inspect our houses, cars, workplace, etc. You can check with a candle or flashlight. Whatever chametz you will consume until tomorrow, keep in a safe place. The rest, get rid of it the way we have explained previously.
After the bediqa, you do the Bitul (see HERE) . Declaring that all unfound chametz should be considered ownerless, and does not belong to you anymore:
"KAL CHAMIRA DEIKA BIRSHUTI DELA CHAZITEH VEDELA BIARTEH LIBTIL VELEHEVE HEFKER KEAFRA DEARA"
FRIDAY APRIL 6th, 2012
√ Fast of the first born begins at 5:04 AM.
After Shacharit, you can break the fast if you participate of a Siyum, which is done in every Minyan.
Our community Minhag is that: 1. Parents fast for their firstborn sons, until they reach 13 years old. 2. First born don't eat Chametz during Pesach eve (Friday), male and female.
√ Except for the firstborn, the rest can eat chametz until 10.00 AM
√ Before 11.00 AM we have to get rid of the chametz (throwing, giving away, selling, etc) THERE CANNOT BE CHAMETZ THAT BELONG TO US AFTER THIS TIME.
√ No later than 11.00 AM we pronounce the last bitul: "KAL CHAMIRA DEIKA BIRSHUTI DECHAZITEH VEDELA CHAZITEH DEBIARTEH VEDELA BIARTEH,
LIBTIL VELEHEVE HEFKER KEAFRA DEARA"
"All kind of Chametz or fermenting agent that belongs to me, that I have seen or haven't seen or that I have eliminated or haven't eliminated, shall be considered ownerless, as the dust of the earth."
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