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Rabbi Krohn's Shabbos HaGadol Drasha

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Mechiras Chametz (Sale of Chametz) -- During the eight days of Pesach, our homes must be clear of all chametz products and all products that contain any chametz content. Any items that one wishes to keep in one's home must be placed in designated areas and sold for the eight-day period to a non-Jew. During the entire Pesach, the designated areas should  not be opened, and no items in the designated areas should be used.

In a typical year, I would strongly encourage that you see me in person to make me your agent for the sale of your chametz. That is because of the importance of making a kinyan, a physical transfer of property (typically lifting the other person's pen or handkerchief) which shows how serious you are about the transaction. This year that will presumably not be possible. Therefore, this year you will have TWO OPTIONS. They are equally halachically appropriate. Please choose only one option.

A) There is an online for which can be accessed here: SALE OF CHAMETZ FORM . A special thank you to Eli Katz and Seth Dimbert for their help in setting this up.

B) I have also attached the typical sale of chametz form as well for those who would prefer to fill it out and send in. You can scan and send the form to me at or mail it to me at 139 East Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Click HERE for the typical chametz form.

*Chametz Gamur: There are many who have the practice not to sell chametz gamur: cereals, pasta, bread, etc. This is an appropriate chumra in a typical year. However, this year, with the challenges we have all been facing, even those who typically don't sell chametz gamur may do so. One does NOT require hataras nedarim, an annulment of a vow, to change one's practice for this year only.

**Chametz in other locations: This year, many people may have chametz in an office or dormitory that they have not had access to for some time. This chametz may be sold. Please include it in your mechiras chametz information.


Please make sure to have filled out the online form or send in the regular form by MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 6TH.




3. The recording of the pre-Pesach shiur can be found by clicking here: PRE-PESACH SHIUR

4. KASHERING: Many families are making Pesach for the first time, or the first time in a long time. The RCBC has created a set of kashering videos which are very informative. They can be found here: VIDEOS


Finally, Maos Chitim is an ancient custom to give charity before Pesach to see that all Jews have their holiday needs met. As opposed to Matanos L’Evyonim, which must be given on the day of Purim, Maos Chittim are needed well in advance of Pesach to allow for proper distribution of funds. Please send your checks in as early as possible and make them out to: YIOT Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (memo: Maos Chittim). Checks can be placed in my mailbox (139 East Cedar Lane).  However, if at all possible, I would encourage you to make your donation online at  *Please make sure to choose “Ma’os chitim” in the dropdown menu so your donation can be directed appropriately. 

As always, I am here to help in any way. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at or 201-527-5548.

Wishing everyone a Chag Kasher V'Sameach, a safe and healthy Yom Tov for all of you and your families.


Rabbi Krohn 



*Anyone who has a yahrzeit in Nisan and needs to say a Kel Malei should do so privately before Rosh Chodesh next Thursday, 3/26

**Everyone should say Birkat HaChodesh on their own on Shabbat for the month of Nisan. Rosh Chodesh Nisan is Thursday, 3/26, Yom Hamishi

**While we we cannot lein the parsha in shul, it is advisable to read parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei from a chumash on your own, followed by the special maftir for Parshat HaChodesh

*YIOT's daily online mincha/maariv includes tehillim for a refuah for those who need it and learning in memory of those who have kaddish being said on their behalf. To add a name to be mentioned for a refua shleima or in memory of someone for whom kaddish should be said please email Rabbi Krohn at


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Young Israel of Teaneck is a warm and welcoming community. Our kehilla is a vibrant, modern Orthodox congregation located near Overpeck golf course, an area most often referred to as the Country Club section. We offer minyanim, shiurim, and exciting programming for every age and are led by a dynamic rabbi and rebbetzin.  The YIOT is unique in its diversity of members, yet at the same time able to maintain a strong sense of community.

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