Halachic Highlights

Forgetting B’dikas Chametz

Question: If you forget to perform b’dikas chametz and you remember on Chol HaMoed, should you wait...

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Question: If you forget to perform b’dikas chametz and you remember on Chol HaMoed, should you wait until the night to perform b’dikas chametz or do it right away?

Short Answer: It is a machlokes when the b’dikah should be done, but most poskim say it should be performed as soon as you remember. There is also a dispute whether a brachah is recited on this b’dikah.

Question: May a shaliach eat before doing b’dikas chametz in his friend’s house?

Short Answer: There is a dispute whether a shaliach may eat before performing someone else’s mitzvah for him. Practically, it is probably better for the shaliach to refrain from eating beforehand unless he must.

Question: May a person under the age of 40 publish a sefer on halachah?

Short Answer: While there was a takanah in Prague a few hundred years ago not to publish, there are many leniencies to allow a talmid chacham to publish a sefer halachah nowadays.