Example Sentences

  • "I have to go along to the rabbi tonight to do mechirat chametz."

  • "The custom of Mechirat Chametz has become entrenched in Jewish communities around the world as an integral part of the preparations for Pesach, and those who rely on the sale certainly have valid halachic grounds for doing so." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מכירת חמץ

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      mechirat chamets, mekhirat khamets, mekhirat khametz, mechires chomets, mechires chometz, mekhires khometz, mekhires khomets


  • During Passover, the possession of chametz is prohibited. Those who have large stocks of food or medicine containing chametz, symbolically sell it to a non-Jew with the help of a rabbi.

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