Sefer HaMitzvot

Positive #22 - To Remove Chametz from Your Possession

January 05, 2022 Adam Sabzevari Season 1 Episode 21
Sefer HaMitzvot
Positive #22 - To Remove Chametz from Your Possession
Show Notes

In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #22, which is to remove chametz from your possession on the 14th day of Nissan.

  • Chametz is when one of the five grains (wheat, barley, oat, spelt, rye) are mixed with water and left to rise for at least 18 minutes.
  • One can remove chametz by eating, destroying it, throwing it out, or declaring it as ownerless.
  • The deadline for this mitzva is the 14th day on the month of Nissan at midday.
    • The Sages made the deadline one hour earlier, so that people don't leave it for the last minute
  • The Sages instituted that the night before this deadline, people should search their homes to find all their chametz ("Bedikat Chametz").