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Last Chance to Sell Hametz

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Dear Friend,
 
As you know, it is forbidden for a Jewish person to own Hametz on Pesach.  Each year, the city's rabbis take on the responsibility of acting as agents to sell the Hametz of the members of our community.  To date, I have received many Hametz contracts, and I want to be certain that everyone who has planned to use me as their agent has had a chance to do so.  Halacha (Jewish law) permits the appointment of the rabbi to be done, if necessary, through the internet.  
 
There are two sales taking place in the next day:
  • One, tonight at 9:30 pm for those of you who will be east of Seattle, and for whom the prohibition to own Hametz will set in earlier than here in Seattle.
  • One tomorrow, late morning, for those of you will be welcoming in Pesach here in Seattle.
 
If you have not yet done so, I urge you to fill out the form below, copy and paste into an email - and return the email to me immediately - to my personal email address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  specifying if you would like to be included in tonight's sale or Monday's sale.
 
If you have not already done so, it is traditional to contribute to the Ma'ot Hitim fund which is distributed to families requiring assistance in purchasing Pesach supplies.  At your convenience, any contribution to the "EB Rabbi's Discretionary Fund" would be welcome.  Checks can be mailed to EB, 5217 S. Brandon St. Seattle WA 98118, or donations can be made via our website http://ezrabessaroth.net/support-eb (choose "Rabbi's Discretionary Fund")
 
Thank you!
 
Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers
Congregation Ezra Bessaroth
 
 
CONTRACT FOR SALE OF CHAMETZ  
 
DELEGATION OF POWER FOR SALE OF CHAMETZ 
 
 
KNOW YE that I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers
(“the Rabbi”) to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf, as my agent, to sell all Chametz
possessed by me (knowingly or unknowingly) as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic law (e.g.
Chametz, possible Chametz, and all kinds of Chametz mixtures). The also includes Chametz
that tends to harden and to adhere to inside surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking and usable
utensils, and all kinds of live animals that have been eating Chametz or mixtures thereof. I also
fully empower and permit the Rabbi to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf, as my
agent to lease all places wherein my Chametz be found, especially in the premises located at
_____________________________________________ and elsewhere. The Rabbi has the full
right to sell and to lease by transactions, as he deems fit and proper, and for such time which
he believes necessary in accordance with all detailed terms and detailed forms as explained in
the general authorization contract which have been given this year to the Rabbi to sell
Chametz. This general authorization is made a part of this agreement. Also do I hereby give
the Rabbi full power and authority to appoint a substitute in his stead with full power to sell 
and to lease as provided herein. 
 
The above given power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinical regulations and laws, and
also in accordance with laws of the State of Washington and of the United States.
 
 ________Nissan (Hebrew Date) in the year 5773. 
 
Name: ____________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________ 
Date: ______________________________________________________________ 
 
The legal intricacies concerning this transfer of property are many, and only a competent
Rabbi should be entrusted with its execution. 
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