bedikat chametz

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bedikat chametz

Postby Guest » Wed May 22, 2013 3:22 pm

My question is about the feast of Unleavened Bread. I know that a Jewish home was searched for leaven in preparation for Passover and Unleavened Bread -- Ex. 12:15. But can you tell me how and when the ceremonies of Bedikat Chametz and Bi'ur Chametz originated? Are they Biblical or did they arise from Jewish tradition and, if so, when? thanks

Re: bedikat chametz

Postby admin » Wed May 22, 2013 3:23 pm

The Torah simply says to remove all traces of chametz from your home, but it doesn't specify the procedures for doing so. Jewish tradition fills in the blanks, and later devekloped the b'i'ur chametz ritual as a declaration that all chametz has been removed from the home. Shalom
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