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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The chametz should be covered for it is muktzah Shulchan Aruch Harav It is best to use a candle to illuminate the areas; however, it is perfectly acceptable to use a flashlight or other light source.

OrthodoxUnion Attention Mishna Yomit fans!! See Rosh Pesachim 1: Kafih, Chamdtz Teiman22; M. 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. Preferably, the person should be over bar mitzvah MB The bracha is not recited on the actual searching of the chametz, but rather on the destroying of the chametz and searching is only a means to get to the chametz.

Bedikat Chametz

Leaven to the mystics symbolized the ferment of base desires and evil impulses which had to be purged. Some give chaemtz reason for the spoon is so that the person will not forget to nullify the chametz. The ceremony is preceded by the blessing: 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 house searches every corner in chaketz house for stray crumbs.


The reason given in Kabbalah is that the ten pieces correspond to the Ten Sefirot of Klipah. He brings the Shaar HaTziyun Fhametz order to prevent the possibility of making a blessing in vain—a bracha levatala —which might occur if there was no chance of finding chametz in the house, and additionally to keep children interested and involved, there is a widespread custom to ‘seed’ the area to be searched.

Bedikat Chametz – Halachipedia

Four Cups of Wine. Chazal held that the bedika should be done by candlelight for it offers a better illumination and one is able to search into all the cracks and crevices Gemara Pesachim 4a, MB These pieces must be chamwtz and should be wrapped so that crumbs do not escape.

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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.

Some have the minhag to burn the chametz at the beginning of the fifth hour Bach. When Pesach starts on Saturday nightbedikas chametz takes place on Thursday night two nights before Pesach.

One must use extreme caution not lose or misplace the bread MB Some Poskim are of the opinion that if one knows that they have chametz in their domain one should dispose of it before they leave, others disagree MB If one started within the half an hour, one must stop what they are doing and perform the bedika. Some state that one should think the bracha or hear the bracha from a neighbor.

If the husband is not available, the ceremony has to be performed by the wife or another member of the family. Nedikat menu Personal tools Create account Log in.


If one will have a big break from one place to the other, some Poskim are of the opinion that when you recite the first bracha one should have in mind that the bracha is only going on this bedika and does not include the bedika of the office etc. Rooms where chametz is not normally brought such as a bathroom need not be searched.

However, Halichot Shlomo 5: Nevertheless, Chazal held that the search must be done in the evening for two reasons. 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.

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Although at this time one does not destroy the chametz, it is considered as if it is destroyed, since after the bedika one nullifies it. 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 Also, Rav Schachter added that in order to recite a bracha one should bring in some chametz such as a cookies before the time of the bedika.

However, if one spoke in regard to the bedkia, no new bracha need be recited.

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