NOTICE: Purchasing Chometz from Target – even locally – immediately after Pesach is not okay, Rabbi Shmuel Heinemann of the Star-K confirmed to TLS today. Rabbi Heinemann says that Target storespurchase their food items from a Jewish distributor that does not sell its Chometz. Therefore, Chometz may not be purchased from these stores until four weeks after Pesach.
One may purchase chometz at these stores beginning on the Wednesday after Lag B’omer, May 1, 2013, Rabbi Heinemann says.
However, purchasing Chometz items immediately after Pesach from the following National stores, is okay: (The Shop Rite on Madison Avenue is okay).
Sam’s Discount Warehouse
Shoppers Food Warehouse
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