Section: Halacha   Category: Tshuvos
Are Your Shirts In The Cleaners Over Pesach?
The Shulchan Aruch (OC 422:3) says that there is no problem to wear shirts that were starched with chametz on Pesach.  The Mogen Avrohom says that you cannot spread them on the table to be used as table cloth because crumbs of chametz may come off.

Are you allowed to send your shirts to the cleaners before Pesach if there is a chance that the cleaners will starch them with chametz on Pesach?  The She'arim Metzuyanim Bahalacha deduces from a Mogen Avrohom (428:10) that if you know for sure that they will use chametz, it is forbidden to send it to them.  However if it is uncertain, then you may give your shirts to them.

The Maharsham brings a Tosefta that seems to say that you may give them the shirts even if you know for sure that they will use chametz on Pesach.  However, even he paskens that you may not do so if you know that chametz will be used.
Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.

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