Hilchos Pesach – Bedikas Chometz


bedikas-chometzIf one forgot, or was unable to make the Bedikah on Sunday night (28 March) one should make the Bedikah on Monday, as early as possible, by candlelight, with a beracha. If the Bedikah was not done on┬áMonday a Bedikah should be done on Chol Hamoed with a beracha, (not on Shabbos or Yom Tov), as soon as one remembers. If one did not remember until after Pesach, a Bedikah should be done even after Pesach without a beracha (to prevent any issur of Chometz She’ovar Ol’ov Hapesach). Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Brurah 435:1

If one is traveling for Pesach and will not be home on Sunday evening to do the Bedikah, one should do the Bedikah the night before traveling without a beracha, followed by the bittul (nullification) of Chometz that normally follows the Bedikah (as printed in the siddur). Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Brurah 436:1

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