Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pesach Cleaning

The actual requirements for Pesach cleaning are not too overwhelming. It does not say anywhere that you have to vacuum, wash, scrape, or wax your floor. The halocho is that you have to sweep the floor clean with a broom. One does not have to shampoo carpets. It is good enough if you vacuum them. If you wish to wax the floor, shampoo the carpet, wash the Venetian blinds, and change the shelving paper, do it "gezunterheit," but first take care of what is required.

(Rabbi Avrohom Blumenkrantz)