DELEGATION OF POWER FOR SALE OF CHOMETZ
I, named below, fully empower and permit
Rabbi Yosef Y. Levertov to act in my place and stead,
and on my behalf to sell all Chometz possessed by me,
knowingly or unknowingly as defined by the Torah and
Rabbinic Law (e.g. Chametz, possible Chometz, and all
kinds of Chometz mixtures).
Also Chometz that tends to harden and adhere to inside
surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking utensils, the
utensils themselves, and all kinds of live animals
and pets that have been eating Chometz and mixtures
Rabbi Yosef Y. Levertov is also empowered to lease all
places wherein the Chometz owned by me may be found,
particularly at the address/es listed below, and
Rabbi Yosef Y. Levertov has full right to appoint any
agent or substitute in his stead and said substitute
shall have full right to sell and lease as provided
Rabbi Yosef Y. Levertov also has the full power and
right to act as he deems fit and proper in accordance
with all the details of the Bill of Sale used in the
transaction to sell all my Chometz, Chometz mixtures,
etc., as provided herein.
This power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinic
and Civil laws.
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Prohibition of Chometz
On Pesach it is prohibited to possess chometz (leaven). All chometz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach must be sold to a non-Jew. All chometz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then, and are stored away in closets or rooms while preparing for Pesach. The storage area is locked or tape-shut, and leased to a non-Jew at the time of the sale.
There are many legal intricacies in this sale, thus, only a competent rabbi should be entrusted with its execution. The rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.
Locking your chametz away and sending the Rabbi the Chametz Contract is an easy way of observing one of the most important laws in the Torah. (Contract follows below).
Chametz which remains in the possession of a Jew over Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.