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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Others state that by putting out chametz one will not bedikaat until all the chametz is found Chok Yaakov Their reasoning is that we have a principle in halacha that when two mitzvos come at the same time, the one that is most frequent takes precedent MBand one may forget to davin later.

Hilchot Pesach: Bedikat Chametz – Jewish Holidays

In some traditions, searchers also carry a bell to announce the discovery of chametz. The chametz should be covered for it is muktzah Shulchan Aruch Harav One may not engage in one of the above within a half an hour before the time of bedikas 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. The reason bedikar this is that Chazal were afraid that one would become engrossed in the subject matter and become negligent and not perform the bedika in its proper time.


One must use extreme caution not lose or misplace the bread MB 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 Their reasoning is that it may be difficult to find a minyan later.

The lights around the house are turned off, and a candle is lit. Kovetz MeBet Levi Nissan pg 85 writes that this also applies to a Yeshiva Student doing Bedika in his dorm the night before he leaves.

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent. If one forgot to recite the bracha before burning the chametz, no bracha is recited afterwards Maharam Shick SimanSedei Chemed Siman Bread, Candle, feather, etc. Most people are at home in the evening. Sign up for the Chhametz Shalom newsletter and more!

Bedikat Chametz

The reason being that many times one may be delayed and arrive on erev pesach after the permitted time Chaetz These pieces must be small and should be wrapped so that crumbs do not escape. One may not engage in any work etc.

The kabbalistic school of R. Preferably, the person should be over bar mitzvah MB However, if one spoke in regard to the bedkia, no new bracha need be recited. By the light of a wax candle, with a wooden spoon and a whisk made of several chicken or goose feathers tied together, the master of the bedikta searches every corner in the house for stray crumbs.

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One who is leaving one’s property prior to the night of the 14th, but is not selling the property is required to perform a search without a blessing. HOTEL 18 one who goes to a hotel for Yom Tov is required to check his room, however, a bracha is recited only if one is there on the eve of the fourteenth SA Join the OU conversation today!

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Therefore, it is much easier for one to perform the bedika and by day one may forget MB One should say the following: See, however, Rosh Pesachim 1: When Pesach starts on Saturday nightbedikas chametz takes place on Thursday night two nights before Pesach.

Traditionally, a feather and a wooden spoon are used, and whenever a piece of chametz is found whether one of the hidden pieces or another that is discovered unexpectedlythe feather is used to sweep the piece of chametz into the wooden spoon, which is then used to place it in a bag.

Bedikas chametz

The search takes place after nightfall on the evening before Pesach the night of the 14th of the Hebrew month of Nisanas stated in the Mishnah tractate Pesachim. The custom of vedikat a wood spoon and feather is actually mostly unknown to those that practice this custom. Four Cups of Wine.