Checking forChecking for ChametzChametz
/.¥n¨j rUgˆC k‹g Ubœ²Uˆm±u 'uh¨,I‰m¦n‰C Ubœ¨J§S¦e r¤J£t 'oŠkIg¨v Q†kœ¤n ubhœ¥vO¡t ²h±h v¨T©t QUrŠC
Blessed are you Eternal One our God, Ruler of the universe who sanctified us withthe commandments and commanded us to remove the leaven.
I SAID THE BLESSING, NOW, WHAT DO I DO?I SAID THE BLESSING, NOW, WHAT DO I DO?
Now, you check the house for chametz by candlelight. The custom is to “plant”some pieces of bread to ensure that you do not come up empty-handed.The next section deals with the problem: What do I do about that “lurking lump ofleaven” that I did not manage to find? The following statement divorces you fromany chametz you didn’t manage to find.Read the statement carefully. It is based on the Talmudic ruling that if you wereon your way to do a mitzvah, like visiting the sick, or going to a funeral, andsuddenly remembered that you had not removed a certain piece of leaven fromyour house, if there is not enough time to go back to do so, it is sufficient to
nullify nullify it with your heart it with your heart
.Now, while you’re removing the Hametz with your head, how would you use thisas an opportunity to clean out your head and heart of all that
Said immediately after you have checked forSaid immediately after you have checked for Chametz the night before Seder:Chametz the night before Seder:
h¯u¡v†k±u k¥yŠCˆk V‡k t²b‰gœ©s±h tŠk§sU V¥T§r‹gˆc tŠk§sU V¥T¦n£j tŠk§S h¦,UJ§rˆc tŠF¦t§S vŠgh¦n£j³u t¨rh¦n£j kŠF
/tŠg§r©t§s t¨r‰p‹g‰F r¥e‰p¤v
All leaven that is in my domain, or that is not within my domain, leaven that Ihave not seen and that I have not removed, and of which I know nothing let it beconsidered as if it virtually did not exist, let it be ownerless/valueless like the dustof the earth.
Said at the time when you burn theSaid at the time when you burn the chametz, the morning before Seder.chametz, the morning before Seder.
tŠk§sU V¥T§r‹gˆc§S 'V¥T¦n£j tŠk§SU V¥T¦n£j©S 'V¥T°z£j tŠk§SU V¥T°z£j©S h¦,UJ§rˆc tŠF¦t§S vŠgh¦n£j³u t¨rh¦n£j kŠF
/tŠg§r©t§s t¨r‰p‹g‰F r¥e‰p¤v h¯u¡v†k±u k¥yŠCˆk 'V¥T§r‹gˆc
Any leavening that is within my domain that which I have seen and that which Ihave not seen, that which has been apparent, and that which is not apparent, thatwhich I have removed and that which I have not removed, let it be as if itvirtually did not exist, let it be ownerless/valueless like the dust of the earth.