Torah E-Thought: Preparation for Pesach

 

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Dear <>,

Next Friday Night is Pesach! If you know anyone who is still looking for a Pesach Seder or needs assistance with Pesach, please be in touch.

Now is the time to sell your chametz! It is a quick and easy mitzvah - you can do it online here.

This Sunday there is a pre-Pesach Torah Tots and also a JMT Matzah Bake. Details here and here.

This week’s Torah E-Thought is a guide to the day’s leading up to Pesach. Part two next week!

Wishing you a good Shabbos,


Rabbi Eli Pink
Director of Education
Chabad Lubavitch Leeds

 

Pesach Preparation

 

Leading up to Passover:

  1. Begin  learning about Passover and studying its laws.
  2. Begin the  housecleaning process. Methodically inspect and rid every part of your home of any traces of  chametz. Be on the lookout for crumbs of all sorts, hidden stashes of crunchy chocolate, fermented drinks (nearly all are made with grain), etc.  Make a list of all the rooms in your house, and cross off each one as you complete it.
    Enforce the pre-Passover house rules: No food may leave the kitchen. After eating, clothes must be brushed off and hands thoroughly washed.
  3. Set aside a special space or spaces to stash the chametz you will be selling for the duration of Passover (see next item). This can be a closet, a cabinet in the kitchen or a room in the basement, as long as it can be locked and inaccessible to you for all of Passover.
  4. Arrange for the  selling of your chametz. Fill out a form and bring it to your Rabbi, delegating to him the task of selling your chametz before Passover. You can also  sell your chametz online.
  5. Buy the Passover essentials:  purchase your matzah and  wine in advance, and store it in a place where it is absolutely safe from any contact with any chametz.
    If you’re not making a Seder at home, your local Chabad-Lubavitch center has reserved a place for you!  Click here to register for a Seder at the location of your choice.

A few days before Passover:

  1. Begin work on making your  kitchen “Kosher for Passover.” Put away all utensils that have been used year round, and lock or seal those cabinets. Put away all non-kosher-for-Passover food, and seal those cabinets. Once your kitchen is completely clean, do the  special procedure to kosher your kitchen and appliances for Passover.
    (Now that your kitchen is clean and all your non-kosher-for-Passover food put away, you will only be able to prepare and eat kosher-for-Passover foods there. If you’re not ready to start eating only kosher-for-Passover food yet, you can buy ready-prepared food and eat it outside of the house, or in a place that will be “sold” for the duration of Passover.)
  2. Take stock of your  Passover inventory. Take out any special-for-Passover dishes or silver from where they are stored. Polish the silver. Make sure you have  Haggadahs for the Seder.
  3. Do your  Passover shopping. Buy the  Seder ingredients, plus general food for Passover. Store these in your newly cleaned refrigerator and cabinets—empty, of course, of any non-Passover food. You can now begin  cooking for the holiday in your kosher-for-Passover kitchen.
  4. Make sure that your  holiday clothes and shoes are ready, ironed and polished. Treat yourself to  something new—an outfit, shoes, or even just a tie.

Thursday night—3/29/2018 (24 hours before Passover):

  1. Do the ritual  search for chametz. Take a candle, a spoon and a feather, and search the house for any remaining or forgotten chametz.
 
 
 
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Tzav

G‑d instructs Moses to command Aaron and his sons regarding their duties and rights as kohanim (“priests”) who offer the korbanot (animal and meal offerings) in the Sanctuary.

The fire on the altar must be kept burning at all times. In it are burned the wholly consumed ascending offering; veins of fat from the peace, sin and guilt offerings; and the “ handful” separated from the meal offering.

The kohanim eat the meat of the sin and guilt offerings, and the remainder of the meal offering. The peace offering is eaten by the one who brought it, except for specified portions given to the kohen. The holy meat of the offerings must be eaten by ritually pure persons, in their designated holy place and within their specified time.

Aaron and his sons remain within the Sanctuary compound for seven days, during which Moses initiates them into the priesthood.

 

 
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