Sale of Hametz

Sale of Hametz and Ma'ot Hittim – Passover 5777/2017


This year Passover begins on Monday evening, April 10th.  One of the Passover rituals is to remove hametz (leaven) from our homes in accordance with the verse, “No leaven shall be found in your houses for seven days” (Exodus 12:19).  Products considered hametz include: leavened bread, cakes, biscuits, crackers, cereal, coffees containing cereal derivatives, wheat, barley, oats, spelt, rye, and all liquids containing ingredients or flavors made from grain alcohol.  Ideally these products should be discarded prior to the start of Passover.  Nonetheless, Judaism also recognizes that one should not incur undue financial loss in observance of the mitzvot.  Therefore, if after thoroughly cleaning for Passover you still have hametz products to store during the holiday, you may perform the ritual of “selling your hametz.”  To sell your hametz through Rabbi Greenspoon, fill out the form with your signature 


Send It To Rabbi David Greenspoon by mail, fax or email;


Congregation Sha’are Shalom

P.O. Box 4518

Leesburg, VA 20177

Fax:(703) 737-6680

Click the button below to download the form.

***SALE OF HAMETZ DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 5th, 5:00 PM sharp***

Rabbi Greenspoon is traveling to Israel for Passover the following day. There can be no extensions.


Ma'ot Hittim – a special mitzvah for tzedekah

Before Passover, it is customary to give Ma'ot Hittim, charity for the Passover needs of the poor.  For your convenience, you can send in donations at the time that you authorize Rabbi Greenspoon to sell your hametz.  Rabbi Greenspoon is collecting money for special Passover disbursements at home and overseas; you can put a “Passover” memo on your check to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund.


Passover 5777/2017

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