The formal search for leaven . בדיקת. חמץ.) is conducted on the night before Pesah. This symbolizes the final removal of leaven from the home. Before the. Bedikat chametz must be performed on the eve of the fourteenth of Nissan (April 2 The bracha of al bi’ur chametz is recited, immediately preceding the bedika. However, the night before (or two nights before if Pesach begins on a Saturday night), Bedikat Chametz (literally, “the search for Chametz”).

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The kabbalistic school of R. Their reasoning is that we have a principle in halacha that when two mitzvos come at the same hcametz, the one that is most frequent takes precedent MBand one may forget to davin later. The bracha is not recited on the actual searching of the chametz, but rather on the destroying of the chametz and searching is only a means to get to the chametz. Since a blessing must never be recited without good reason, a few crumbs of bread are deliberately left on window sills and in other obvious places.

In some traditions, searchers also carry a bell to announce the discovery of chametz. Four Cups of Wine. Beitzah Charoset Karpas Bedikqt Zeroa.

Bedikat Chametz – Kosher for Passover

One may not engage in any work etc. Although at this time one does not destroy the chametz, it is considered as bedukat it is destroyed, since after the bedika bsdikat nullifies it.


One should say the following: Kafih, Halikhot Teiman22; M. Each piece should be no larger than the size of an olive ST Preferably, the person should be over bar mitzvah MB The biblical injunction, “Even the first day shall bdikat put away leaven out of your house” Ex. It is best to use a candle to illuminate the areas; however, it is perfectly acceptable to use a flashlight or other light source.

Others state that by putting out chametz one will not stop until all the chametz is found Chok Yaakov If the person engaged in the above before this time, one is not required to stop until three stars appear whereupon one must stop and perform the bedika RamaMB Maaseh Ravhowever, writes that one should do Bedika on sefarim that he chamez during a meal.

Most people are at home in the evening. Bread, Candle, feather, etc. If one completed the bedika, no bracha is recited at this time, however, in the morning before one burns the chametz one should recite the bracha Taz-2, MA-2, MB Some state that one should think the bracha or hear the bracha from a neighbor.

Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links. These pieces must be small and should be wrapped bedjkat that crumbs do not escape. Some Poskim are of the opinion that if one will not go to shul one should daven maariv at home prior to the bedika MB-8, Chock Bedijat, Sharai Tzion If one can only perform the bedika either on the thirteenth by day or on the fourteenth by day, one should perform the bedika on the fourteenth by day with a bracha Emek Tshuva Siman A blessing is recited if the search is performed on the 14th or on the 13th when the 14th is on a Fridaybut not when an earlier search is performed for various reasons.


Views Read View source View history. If for some reason one cannot one may make representative to burn it for him.

It follows the Ma’ariv prayer immediately after nightfall and before any other kind of activity is undertaken. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Chametx in. Seders During the U. Many Poskim are of the opinion that one should start the bedika with a candle and change over to a flashlight Rabbi Moshe Stern Shlita. Nevertheless, Chazal held that the search must be done in the evening for two reasons.

Their reasoning is that it may be difficult to find a minyan later.