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B’dikat Hametz—The Search for Hametz, and Bi’ur Hametz—Burning Hametz

B’dikat Hametz—The Search for Hametz, and Bi’ur Hametz—Burning Hametz

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019


The search for leavened bread takes place on Thursday evening, April 18, after sunset. Members of the family, equipped with a lighted candle, go from room to room gathering crumbs of bread to ensure that the house has been cleansed of all hametz.  Many families have a custom of hiding pieces of bread in order to guarantee that something may be found.

Special b’dikat hametz sets (including a feather, spoon, candle, and instructions) are available from the Sisterhood Judaica Shop. Hametz is burned no later than 11:51 AM on Friday morning, April 19. This activity involves even the youngest members of the family.

Click here to download the form to sell your hametz.

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