Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

There's been a lot of buzz about Kitzniyos here recently. If I remember correctly, things with Kitniyos are only prohibited to be eaten (according to those with the Minhag), and are okay to benefit from.

Am I correct?

And if so, where's the boundary (i.e. גדר) between pleasure and eating. (e.g. smoking, injecting)

share|improve this question
The Geder of eating should be the same in all applications (non-kosher food,etc.) – Shmuel Brin Apr 13 '12 at 0:01
up vote 6 down vote accepted

The T'rumas Hadeshe"n (#113) allows getting non-eating benefit from kitniyos.

share|improve this answer
He mentions those who actually tried to forbid it but he said that such a custom is incorrect. – Yahu Apr 12 '11 at 22:55
Any idea where smoking or injecting fit in? – yydl Apr 13 '11 at 16:54
Injecting is definitely not eating. Smoking is a little more of a cloudy issue. ;-) – Yahu Apr 14 '11 at 3:31
The truth is that smoking is most likely not derech achilah and therefore as far as kitniyos goes it would not be a problem. – Yahu Apr 14 '11 at 3:32

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.