No, Rabbonim do not buy the chometz. The individual only appoints a Rav as an agent to sell his chometz to a non-Jew on his behalf.
Yes, as stated above, the Rav is not actually buying anything from you. Therefore, a formal “kinyan” method of acquisition is not needed.
Yes, the sale is being carried out by one of the established Rabbonim in Lakewood NJ, whom many of the local Rabbonim use as well.
Yes, chametz that is owned by a Jewish business must also be sold for the duration of Pesach.
No. Place all of the chametz in a secure location on your property and cover the area so that it is not visible.
Yes. Indicate its location on the chametz sale form and ensure that it cannot be accidentally accessed during Passover.
Yes. While the cut of time is 8 PM EDT, the Rav accounts for all US time zones on Motzei Pesach when buying back the Chometz.
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