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Chometz after Passover 2018

The following information is from a number of sources. There are also different opinions so I am posting the information with its source. Be reminded that in many communities, there is not a problem with chometz achar Pesach in the local kosher store whose chometz has been sold by the local vaad or rabbi.

  • New York
    Status of stores to shop after Pesach on the West Side of Manhattan only from the Congregation Ohab Zedek is here.
  • Los Angeles:From Kosherquest.org:
    Due to the severity of the "Issur" (prohibition) of Chometz, Chazal reinforced the sale of Chometz with a fine. This fine was levied on any Jews who kept Chometz in their possession or ownership during Pesach. This is called "Chometz She'avar Alav HaPesach." Jewish law requires that if a Jew owns Chometz on Pesach, no Jew is allowed to eat that food, even after Pesach. Therefore, we are also prohibited from buying in stores which are Jewish owned, if they have not sold their Chometz. It is important to note that although we may not buy Chometz from such Jewishly owned stores that did not sell their Chometz, we may purchase non-Chometz food products from these stores. Actual Chometz products that are prohibited in these stores would be pasta, cereal from grain, bread, beer, cookies/crackers, malt, maltose, pretzels, soy sauce, wheat germ, wheat protein, whiskey, dog/cat food containing grain etc.
    Some common products that one may assume are Chometz, but are actually not, and therefore may be purchased in a store that did not sell their Chometz are the following... baker’s yeast, cosmetics, dry cake mixes, kitniyos, glue containing Chometz, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, medicine containing Chometz, maltodextrin, maltose, malt flavoring, food coloring, flour, extracts, raw pearled barley, vanilla and vitamins containing Chometz.
    Rav Moshe Feinstein ZT'L, in his sefer "Igros Moshe", states that if a Jew sold his Chometz for Pesach, and then kept his store open during Pesach and continued to sell items of Chometz, one is nevertheless allowed to buy from that store after Pesach

    A Jew may buy from the following stores immediately after Pesach:
    7-ElevenGelson'sSam's Club
    99 cent storeJetro/Restaurant DepotSmart & Final
    AlbertsonsSmith's
    BevMo Jon'sTarget (in California)
    Big LotsK-MartTrader Joe's,
    Bristol FarmsNuts & MoreVons / Pavilions
    Coffee BeanPetcoWalgreens
    CostcoPetsmartWalmart
    CVSRalphs/Kroger
    Dollar TreeRite AidWine & Liquor Depot
    ErewhonSadafWhole Foods
    Food4LesSafeway

  • Columbus, OH from the Buckeye K
    One can purchase chometz at any retailer in Columbus immediately after Pesach except for Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District.
    BK does not recommend purchasing chometz from Giant Eagle for 2 weeks after Pesach; wait until Shavuos to buy the liquor sold there.
  • Philadelphia area from the Keystone K is here

  • Teaneck Area from Congregation Ahavath Torah:
    All stores under supervision of the Va'ad Harabanim, Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC), may be patronized immediately after Pesach. We strongly urge you to support these establishments.
    Additionally, the following stores are either non-Jewish owned or have sold their chametz properly: BJ’s, CVS, Costco, Dollar Tree Stores, K-Mart, Petco, Petsmart, Rite-Aid Drugs, Sam’s Club, Seven-Eleven (7-11), ShopRite of Englewood and Paramus, Stop and Shop in Teaneck, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreen’s, and Whole Foods.
  • Ed. note: Check with your local rabbinical authority regarding establishments in your community.
    We do not have any information about establishments which are not listed.


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