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Hilchot Pesach

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers hilchot Pesach.
11 Nissan 5770 listen Drinking Wine at the Seder (16:08)
When drinking wine for the four cups, how much wine do I drink?
Sources: OC 271:11; MB 271:68
10 Nissan 5770 listen Biblical Measurements and Conversion Factors (17:39)
Se'ah, log, kov, revi'it, fingers, cubits, mikvehs, and more.
Sources: Chatam Sofer OC 1:127; Yoma 108b
8 Nissan 5770 listen Fingers, Cubits, Eggs, and Revi'it (17:56)
The measure of a revi'it according to Rav Moshe
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 1:126
7 Nissan 5770 listen Just how much wine in a revi'it? (16:10)
On Pesach, each cup is a revi'it of wine. How much wine is that?
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 1:126
4 Nissan 5770 listen Chometz Acquired by a Non-Jew at the Behest of a Jew (16:51)
What if a non-Jew acquires chometz in order to give or sell it to me after Pesach?
Sources: OC 448:4; MB 448:22-24
3 Nissan 5770 listen Accidental Acquisition of Chometz During Pesach (15:06)
A non-Jew drops off chometz at a Jew's house during Pesach...
Sources: Har Tzvi OC 2:43
1 Nissan 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Destroying Another Jew's Chometz (12:51)
If another Jew's chometz is still in my possession, I must destroy it just as I destroy my own.
Sources: OC 443:2-3; MB 443:13-15
29 Adar 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Chometz as Collateral (9:29)
The 5th hour is approaching and I am holding chometz as collateral for a loan. What do I do?
Sources: MB 443:12
26 Adar 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Another Jew's Chometz (17:00)
The 5th hour is coming, and you have another Jew's chometz in your home. What do you do?
Sources: OC 443:2; MB 443:11-12
25 Adar 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Halachic Hours (15:30)
How we calculate halachic hours has implications for the times of various chometz prohibitions.
Sources: OC 443:1; MB 443:8-10
24 Adar 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Benefitting from Chometz (14:42)
What is the din of chometz sold during the sixth hour? After the sixth hour?
Sources: OC 443:1; MB 443:6-7
23 Adar 5770 listen Erev Pesach: Various Chometz Prohibitions (17:17)
The prohibitions of chometz increase in severity as we progress through the 14th of Nissan.
Sources: OC 443:1; MB 443:2-5
22 Adar 5770 listen Chometz and the 14th of Nissan (16:19)
On the 14th of Nissan -- Erev Pesach -- we must eliminate all chometz. But when? D'oraita or d'rabbanan?
Sources: OC 443:1; MB 443:1
16 Adar 5770 listen Children, Mice, and Chometz (18:22)
Both children and mice might bring chometz into a previously checked room -- but the halacha differs depending on the facts.
Sources: OC 438:1; MB 438:3-7
15 Adar 5770 listen Bringing Chometz into a Previously Checked Room (13:51)
What happens if chometz is brought into a room that you've already checked and cleared of chometz?
Sources: OC 438:1; MB 438:1-2
14 Tishrei 5770 listen Shaving and Hair Cuts on Chol HaMoed (15:51)
It is a mitzvah to shave and groom prior to a holiday and thus we are prohibited from doing so on Chol HaMoed.
Sources: OC 631:1-2; MB 630:1-4; Shaar HaTziun 631:1; Beur Halacha d.h. "Ein Megalchim"
13 Tishrei 5770 listen What is Chol HaMoed all about? (12:20)
Chol HaMoed is neither weekday nor holiday. So what is it?
Sources: OC 630:1; MB 630:2
12 Tishrei 5770 listen Malachah on Chol HaMoed: D'Oraita or D'Rabbanan? (14:51)
Is malachah on Chol HaMoed prohibitted by the Written or Oral Torah?
Sources: OC 630:1; MB 630:1
11 Tishrei 5770 listen Introduction to Chol HaMoed (13:28)
Chol HaMoed has its own particular restrictions on malachah -- it is neither a weekday nor festival.
Sources: OC 630:1; MB 630:1
5 Sivan 5769 listen VaY'chulu on Yom Tov Erev Shabbos (17:05)
Do we say VaY'chulu on Yom Tov Erev Shabbos? When and why?
Sources: OC 268:1,7,9,11; MB 268:1,18-19,23
6 Nissan 5769 listen Kashering Countertops, Tables, Cabinets, and Refridgerators (15:30)
Finishing up the kitchen. Also: kashering temperatures from the OU.
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
5 Nissan 5769 listen Kashering Stovetops, Sinks, and Countertops (16:54)
Applying libun and hagala to surfaces in the kitchen.
2 Nissan 5769 listen Kashering Ovens by Libun (14:32)
Also: how to kasher other items by libun.
1 Nissan 5769 listen Rosh Chodesh Nissan; Afikomen; Kashering by Libun (14:23)
Topics for Rosh Chodesh Nissan: standing for hallel on Rosh Chodesh; sitting for hallel at the seder; eating the Afikomen; introduction to libun.
Sources: OC 422:7; MB 422:28
29 Adar 5769 listen Kashering (2) -- Hagala (cont.) (17:17)
Issues in hagala: materials, large utensils, and handles.
28 Adar 5769 listen Kashering (1) -- Hagala (15:08)
How to kasher a pot.
27 Adar 5769 listen Buying Chometz after Pesach from a Supermarket Chain (14:36)
Buying chometz from a large chain is different from buying from a sole proprietor.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 4:96
24 Adar 5769 listen Buying Chometz after Pesach from a Non-religious Jew (15:47)
Issues of chometz she-avar alav ha-Pesach with a sole proprietor.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 4:96
23 Adar 5769 listen Buying Chometz after Pesach (1) (5:02)
An introduction to issues of chometz she-avar alav ha-Pesach.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 4:96
22 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (6) (14:58)
Who is believed that they have checked for chometz? Halacha l'ma'aseh for a Pesach rental or hotel.
Sources: OC 437:4; MB 437:15-19
21 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (5) (17:05)
You rented an apartment that you assume was checked for chometz. If you find out that it wasn't, are you entitled to a discount from the landlord?
Sources: OC 437:3; MB 437:11-14
20 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (4) (14:53)
If the tenant takes possession after the time for checking for chometz, can he assume that the apartment has been checked?
Sources: OC 437:1-2; MB 437:5-10
17 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (3) (16:01)
Methods of kinyan (acquiring an apartment); the difference between a sale and a rental.
Sources: OC 437:1; MB 437:2-4
16 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (2) (13:51)
Renting an apartment for Pesach: the Talmud and Tosefot.
15 Adar 5769 listen A Pesach Apartment Rental (1) (16:14)
If you rent an apartment for Pesach, who is responsible for checking for chometz?
Sources: Pes. 4a; OC 437:1; MB 437:1-2
1 Shevat 5769 listen Various Halachot of Hallel (7:32)
1 Kislev 5769 listen Mistakes During Hallel (6:36)
If you skip a pasuk or perek during Hallel, do you need to go back and correct your mistake? If so, how?
Sources: OC 422:6; MB 422:26-27
3 Sivan 5768 listen Havdala following Yom Tov (15:13)
We make havdala following Yom Tov, but we don't include the candle or spices. Why?
Sources: OC 491:1; MB 491:1-2; OC 298:1; MB 298:1
26 Nissan 5768 listen Wonders of the Jewish Calendar (9:16)
The "Ot-Bosh" of Pesach is one of the many wonders of the Jewish Calendar.
Sources: OC 428:3; MB 428:5
6 Nissan 5768 listen Eating Eggs at the Seder (15:48)
Why do we eat eggs at the seder? Why is there an egg on the seder plate?
Sources: Pesachim 10:3; OC 476:2; MB 476:11-12; OC 473:4; MB 473:22-23
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
5 Nissan 5768 listen B'dieved, Havdala Can be Made on any of the Four Cups (14:04)
If you forget to make up for havdala in the second bracha, you have additional opportunities through the meal, the seder, and beyond. Also: washing hands for kiddush.
Sources: OC 473:1; MB 473:5-9
4 Nissan 5768 listen What if you forget Havdala in the Kiddush on Erev Pesach Motzei Shabbos? (15:43)
If you forget to make Havdala in Kiddush, how do you make up for your ommission?
Sources: OC 473:1; MB 473:4
3 Nissan 5768 listen Havdala and Shehechiyanu in Kiddush on Erev Pesach (15:16)
The Kiddush of Pesach on Motzei Shabbos is special in that it includes both Shehechiyanu and Havdala.
Sources: OC 473:1; MB 473:1,3
Dedicated as a zechut l'ilui nishmat Shaul ben Chana z"l for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
2 Nissan 5768 listen Hallel in the Seder; Kiddush and Hallel in Maariv on Pesach (11:58)
In the middle of the Pesach Seder, we recite Hallel; in the middle of Hallel, we interrupt to eat. How can we interrupt Hallel in the middle? Also: There are two special changes in Maariv for Pesach: many communities recite Hallel, and there is no Kiddush in shul.
Sources: OC 487:3-4; Pesachim 10:1; MB 487:10,16
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda and Tamar bat Sigalit.
28 Adar II 5768 listen Maariv on Pesach (16:36)
The special evening prayers for Erev Pesach.
Sources: OC 487:1; Brachot 4:5; MB 487:1-9
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
27 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Forgotten Chometz (14:07)
On a weekday Erev Pesach, if you forgot to discard some chometz, you burn it up as soon as you remember. What do you do on shabbos?
Sources: OC 444:7-8; MB 444:33-37
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
26 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Remaining Chometz (15:12)
It's shabbos Erev Pesach, I swept up my chometz crumbs, but after halachic 10:00 AM I found more chometz! Now what do I do!?
Sources: OC 444:5,7; MB 444:21,29
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda and Aliza Sali bas Tsippora.
25 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Cleaning up Chometz (13:34)
Chometz crumbs must be swept away after the morning shabbos meal. What if there is actual food -- challah -- left over?
Sources: OC 444:4; MB 444:15-20
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda, Aliza Sali bas Tsippora, and Zev Velvel ben Shirley.
24 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Cleaning up Chometz Dishes (15:06)
When Erev Pesach is on shabbos, how do we wash up dishes from the chometz meals?
Sources: OC 444:3; MB 444:11-14; Sha'ar HaTziun 444:4
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Breina bas Frieda.
21 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Biur and Bitul Chometz (15:14)
In most years, we burn and nullify our chometz on the day before Pesach. When Erev Pesach is on shabbos, when and how do we burn and nullify chometz?
Sources: OC 444:2,6; MB 444:9-10, 22
20 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Shalosh Seudos (16:38)
We usually have Shalosh Seudos after Mincha on shabbos with bread. When Erev Pesach is on shabbos, how do we have challah at three shabbos meals?
Sources: OC 444:1; MB 444:5-8
19 Adar II 5768 listen Erev Pesach on Shabbos: Bedikat Chometz (15:27)
When Erev Pesach is on shabbos, we certainly cannot check for chometz by the light of a candle on Friday night. What do we do? And do we make a bracha?
Sources: OC 444:1; MB 444:1-4
18 Adar II 5768 listen Tzom Bechorot (The Fast of the Firstborn) (16:12)
Erev Pesach is the Fast of the Firstborn. When it falls on shabbos, when do the firstborn fast, if at all?
Sources: OC 470:1-3; MB 470:5-7,11
17 Adar II 5768 listen Introduction: Shabbos Erev Pesach (14:08)
If Erev Pesach falls on shabbos, it leads to many, many halachic questions. This shiur introduces the topic with a story from the Talmud of one such occurence.
Sources: Pes. 66a
29 Shevat 5768 listen Borrer (12): Broken Matzos (4:45)
Choosing whole matzos from among broken matzos is a problem of borrer that presents itself every Pesach.
Sources: Ch"A Hil. Shabbos 16:14
29 Elul 5767 listen Introduction to Eruv Tavshilin (18:43)
What is an Eruv Tavshilin? When, why, and how do we make an Eruv Tavshilin? Isn't this just a "legal loophole" -- if cooking is forbidden, how does the Eruv help, and if it is permitted, what is the point of the Eruv?
6 Iyar 5767 listen Establishing a Chazaka on Tal or Geshem (14:30)
The same principle with regard to doubt -- that it takes thirty days to establish a new habit -- can also be used to resolve doubts by establishing a new habit with regard to saying tal or geshem.
Sources: OC 114:9; MB 114:40-44
5 Iyar 5767 listen Tal and Geshem: What if you aren't sure what you said? (15:51)
We get so used to the words of the amidah and have such poor focus on our tefillah that sometimes, perhaps even often, we don't know whether we said tal or geshem. What is the halacha in such a case?
Sources: OC 114:8; MB 114:35-38
2 Iyar 5767 listen The Fasts of BaHa"B (22:34)
The fasts of BaHa"B are held twice a year following both Pesach and Sukkos. This shiur explores the reasons behind the fasts and brings out the relevant halachot of BaHa"B.
Sources: OC 492:1; Tur 492; BY 492; MB 492:1-6
29 Nissan 5767 listen What if you add Morid HaGeshem when you shouldn't? (15:29)
If you add Morid HaGeshem when you shouldn't you need to correct the error. But how do you correct it? That depends on several variables -- whether you added geshem on purpose or by accident and when you realize your mistake.
Sources: OC 114:4,7-8; MB 114:19-24
Dedicated for a refuah shleima for Saritte bat Aliza Sali
25 Nissan 5767 listen What if you accidentally add or forget "Morid HaTal"? (13:43)
If you accidentally add or forget "Morid HaTal", you generally need not correct the error. Why not? What if you request tal by accident in barech aleinu?
Sources: OC 114:3-4; MB 114:10,12-15,17-19
25 Nissan 5767 listen Bitul Chometz - Simon 447 (1:01:15)
Many of the dinim of ta'aruvos come into play with regard to chometz on Pesach. This chevruta shiur provides an overview of bitul chometz.
Sources: OC 447; MB, Tur, and BY ad loc.
24 Nissan 5767 listen What if you ask for rain in the wrong season? (12:01)
After musaf of the first day of Pesach, we stop davening for rain in the amidah. What if you ask for rain by accident?
Sources: OC 117:2-3; MB 117:14; Beur Halacha d.h. "HaTzrichim Matar"
23 Nissan 5767 listen Chometz She-Avar Alav HaPesach (Chometz After Pesach) (20:32)
Even after Pesach has ended, there are still chometz prohibitions that we must be concerned about. Chometz owned by a Jew during Pesach becomes permanently forbidden. But what if a non-Jew gives it to you? Leaves it in your home?
Sources: OC 448:1-3,5; MB 448:3-9
11 Nisan 5767 listen Blessings on the Four Cups of Wine (14:34)
Does each of the four cups require its own brocha rishona? Brocha achrona? Why or why not?
Sources: OC 474:1; MB 474:1-5
10 Nisan 5767 listen Shabbat HaGadol (13:08)
The shabbos before Pesach is known as "The Great Shabbos -- Shabbat HaGadol. Why is it called "Great", and what are the customs associated with this special shabbos?
Sources: Ex. 12:1-20; OC 430:1; MB 430:1-2; Mal. 3:23
9 Nisan 5767 listen Women and Children at the Seder (14:43)
Are women obligated to drink the four cups of wine? What about the rest of the seder obligations? What is a child's role at the seder?
Sources: OC 472:14-16; MB 472:44-45,50
8 Nisan 5767 listen What kind of wine should you use for the four cups? What if you don't like wine? (13:05)
The general rule: use the best wine you can afford.
Sources: OC 472:10-13; MB 472:35-42
7 Nisan 5767 listen Introduction to the Four Cups (13:11)
Why do we drink four cups of wine? How much wine should you drink?
Sources: Ex. 6:6-8; OC 472:8-9; MB 472:24-27,34
4 Nisan 5767 listen The Pesach Seder: What if you forget to lean? (16:00)
If one forgets to lean at the seder, is he required to go back, or has he fulfilled his mitzvah nonetheless?
Sources: OC 472:7; MB 472:20-23
3 Nisan 5767 listen The Pesach Seder: Reclining When it may be Disrespectful (13:36)
Does a child recline in front of his father to whom he is required to show honor? What about a student in front of his Rabbi?
Sources: OC 472:5-6; MB 472:14-19
Dedicated for a refuah shleima for Aliza Sali bas Tzipora
2 Nisan 5767 listen The Pesach Seder: Leaning as a Sign of Freedom (8:16)
Do women lean at the seder? What about mourners?
Sources: OC 472:4; MB 472:12-13
1 Nisan 5767 listen The Pesach Seder: Leaning to the Left (9:27)
At the seder, we all lean to the left, even those who are left-handed. Why?
Sources: OC 472:3; MB 472:9-12
29 Adar 5767 listen Setting a Seder Table fit for a King (9:07)
The seder table is set with one's finest of everything. The Maharil would even decorate his seder table with non-kosher plates and cups!
Sources: OC 472:2; MB 472:6-8
26 Adar 5767 listen When is the best time to start the Seder? (15:15)
We start the seder immediately after dark, in part to make sure the kids are awake.
Sources: OC 472:1; MB 472:1-5; Shaar HaTziun 472:2
25 Adar 5767 listen Chometz Pots; Cat Litter, Listerene, and Beer Shampoo (12:58)
Keilim used with chometz that cannot be cleaned properly or that contain more than a kazayit of chometz must be given to a non-Jew. Also: toasters, cat litter made from dried corn, and the difference between Listerene and beer shampoo.
Sources: OC 442:11; MB 442:51
24 Adar 5767 listen Less Than a Kazayit of Non-Food around the House; Food Unfit for a Dog (17:01)
Chometz dispersed around the house and non-food chometz, including beer shampoo, buckwheat pillows, and beanbags.
Sources: OC 442:8-9; MB 442:36,38,42
23 Adar 5767 listen Keeping Pesach Cleaning Sane (17:14)
What are we required to clean, what to we clean out of legitimate chumra, what is "customary" to clean, and what is just plain foolish? Halachic guidelines to follow in Pesach cleaning.
Sources: OC 442:6-7; MB 442:28,39
22 Adar 5767 listen Chometz? Ink, Non-Foods, Beer, and Booze (9:21)
Ink and other non-foods containing chometz are not an issue to own or use, so long as the chometz was mixed in prior to Pesach. Beer, booze, and other foods, even with just a taste of chomeetz are completely forbidden.
Sources: OC 442:10,5; MB 442:44-45,24
19 Adar 5767 listen Chometz in Non-Foods (15:37)
Chometz medications, glues, and starch in clothes.
Sources: OC 442:3-4; MB 442:13-17,20-21,23
18 Adar 5767 listen Moldy, Rotten Chometz (9:44)
Bread that is so rotten that a dog wouldn't eat it is no longer chometz. But can we own it on Pesach?
Sources: OC 442:2; MB 442:9-12; Shaar HaTziun 442:19
17 Adar 5767 listen Mixtures of Chometz; Chometz Nukshe (Conclusion) (15:52)
The different categories of ta'arovet chometz and chometz nukshe.
Sources: OC 442:1; MB 442:4-5
16 Adar 5767 listen Mixtures of Chometz (Part 2); Chometz Nukshe (14:57)
Is it permitted to own mixtures of chometz on Pesach -- for example, beer, wheat-based paste, and paper mache? What is chometz nukshe, and is its din the same or different?
Sources: OC 442:1; MB 442:1-2
15 Adar 5767 listen Mixtures of Chometz (Part 1) (10:21)
Is it permitted to own mixtures of chometz on Pesach -- for example, beer, wheat-based paste, and paper mache?
Sources: OC 442:1
14 Iyar 5766 listen Pesach Sheini (12:55)
The 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheini, the "Second Passover." What is this minor holiday about?
Sources: Num 9:1-14
26 Nissan 5766 listen Introduction to Sefirat HaOmer (13:08)
Why do we count the Omer? Is it d'oraita or d'rabbanan?
Sources: Lev. 23:9-21; Deut. 16:9-10; OC 489:1; Beur Halacha d.h. "Lispor HaOmer"; MB 489:5,6; Shaar HaTziun 489:7
23 Nissan 5766 listen Chometz After Pesach (11:01)
After Pesach, you can't quite go buy whatever chometz you want...
Sources: OC 448:1,5; MB 448:25; OC 449; MB 449:3
13 Nissan 5766 listen Mizmor L'Todah; Tzom Bechor (Fast of the Firstborn) (12:44)
Why don't we say Mizmor L'Todah on Pesach? Why do firstborn children fast on Erev Pesach? Who is obligated to fast?
Sources: OC 429:2; MB 429:9; OC 470:1,3; MB 470:1-4
12 Nissan 5766 listen Working on Erev Pesach; Designating Foods for Pesach (12:08)
The prohibition on working on the 14th of Nissan; the prohibition on designating meat for Pesach.
Sources: OC 468:1; MB 468:1,2,4,5; OC 469:1; MB 469:6
9 Nissan 5766 listen Sale of Chometz to a non-Jew; Chometz, Seor, Nuksheh (16:40)
Why is chometz sold to a non-Jew prior to Pesach permitted? Also: What is the status of your pre-schooler's shellacked noodle basket on Pesach? What about paste made from flour? Beer shampoo? Perfume?
Dedicated for a refuah shleima for Shoshana Lea bat Yehudit.
9 Nissan 5766 listen Introduction to the Passover Haggada (1:03:57)
7 Nissan 5766 listen Baking Matzo for Pesach (14:45)
An overview of the special procedures followed for baking Pesach matzo.
Sources: OC 460:1-2; OC 453:4; MB 453:21-23; OC 451:1; MB 451:1,2,4,5,21,23; OC 456:1; MB 456:1,3; OC 459:2; OC 454:1; MB 454:5; OC 460:5; MB 460:17
6 Nissan 5766 listen The Sale of Chometz; Storing a non-Jew's Chometz (13:22)
Why do we sell our chometz? What can be sold?
Sources: OC 436:1; OC 440:2; MB ad. loc.
5 Nissan 5766 listen Chometz Found During Pesach (18:08)
What should you do if you find chometz during Pesach? What if you didn't check properly before Pesach?
Sources: OC 435; OC 446:1-2; MB ad. loc.
2 Nissan 5766 listen Bitul (Nullifying) Chometz (12:38)
After checking for chometz, we nullify all remaining chometz. Why isn't either checking or nullification enough on its own?
Sources: OC 434:2-4; MB ad. loc.
2 Nisan 5766 listen Introduction to the Maggid (49:40)
From kiddush through the start of the maggid.
1 Nissan 5766 listen Putting Away Chometz after Checking (7:31)
What do we do with remaining chometz after checking for chometz?
Sources: OC 434:1; MB ad. loc.
1 Nissan 5766 listen The Month of Nissan (5:45)
Halachot beginning with Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Sources: OC 429:2; MB ad. loc.
29 Adar 5766 listen Where must we check for chometz? (15:17)
In what rooms is checking required? What about outdoors
Sources: OC 433:3-11; MB ad. loc.
28 Adar 5766 listen The Requirement to Use a Candle (15:01)
Must a candle be used? What if you check before nighttime? Can a flashlight be used?
Sources: Pes. 7b-8a; OC 433:1-2; MB ad. loc.
27 Adar 5766 listen Who should check for chometz? (13:40)
Who is trusted to check for chometz? If multiple people are checking or if you are checking more than one place, do you make more than one brocha?
Sources: OC 432:2; MB 432:7-12
24 Adar 5766 listen The Blessing for Checking for Chometz (13:28)
What is the blessing before checking for chometz and why? When is it recited?
Sources: Pes. 7a-7b; OC 432:1; MB 432:1-6
23 Adar 5766 listen The Importance of Checking for Chometz (9:57)
What takes precedence, checking for chometz or learning Torah? Checking for chometz or Ma'ariv?
Sources: OC 431:2; MB 431:5-8
22 Adar 5766 listen The Obligation to Remove Chometz (10:26)
Why do we have to remove chometz if we nullify it? And why the need to nullify it if we remove it?
Sources: Ex. 13:7; Ex. 12:15; Pes. 2a; OC 431:1; MB 431:1-2
21 Adar 5766 listen Parshat HaChodesh - Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan (9:40)
17 Adar 5766 listen Thirty Days before Pesach (8:34)
Sources: Meg. 32a; OC 429:1-2; MB 429:1-2
4 Cheshvan 5766 listen Checking for Chometz with a Candle (44:59)
Kollel-level shiur on checking with a candle
14 Elul 5765 listen Using a Flashlight to Check for Chometz - Advanced (45:34)
Kollel-level shiur
Sources: Igros Moshe and other sources
9 Elul 5765 listen The Brocha when Checking Chometz - Advanced (1:20:33)
Kollel-level shiur on Rosh, Pesachim, Chapter 1, Part 10
Sources: Rosh Pesachim 1:10 and related Talmud references
5 Elul 5765 listen The Obligation to Remove Chometz - Advanced (47:42)
Kollel-level shiur on Simon 431

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