Sale of Ḥameṣ

Mekhirat Ḥameṣ – The Sale of Leaven

During Pesaḥ, one may neither eat nor have in one’s possession, nor benefit from any food or drink which comes under the category of ḥameṣ. This includes anything made from, or mixed with, wheat, barley, oats, rye, spelt, or flour which has been made from them.

A person who has ḥameṣ left over and who does not wish to (or cannot) dispose of it before Pesaḥ should ensure that its ownership is transferred to a non-Jew according to a procedure laid down in Jewish Law. All ḥameṣ to be sold is locked away and the Sephardi Beth Din is authorised to arrange the sale.

It is preferable that the arrangement for the sale of ḥameṣ be made personally with the Rabbi, but if this is not possible, you can fill in the online form here.

Please ensure to complete the form by 11pm on Wednesday 13th April 2022.