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From the Wikipedia article on Chametz (leaven): The Torah has several commandments governing chametz during Passover: The positive commandment to remove all chametz from one's home (Exodus 12:15). Not to possess chametz in one's domain. (Exodus 12:19, Deuteronomy 16:4). Not to eat chametz, or mixtures containing chametz (Exodus 13:3, Exodus ...


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Hacham Ovadia Yosef discusses this issue in Yabia Omer Helek 7 Siman 44 in terms of the kinneret, which supplies water for most of israel. Kibbutzim along the coast are KNOWN for dumping hametz into the water. He answers that hametz dumped before pesach is nullified in 60. During pesach, he applies the concept of "tzonen bitzonen". Since the hametz and water ...


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Kaf Hachaim, 664:60, tells us what to do with the lulav and esrog after Hoshanah Rabbah (the last time we use the lulav), as well as the aravos used for hosha'anas. I'm translating this from the hebrew, so I may have gotten some of the details wrong. Please correct me if I got something wrong: After prayer on Hoshana Rabbah take the lulav (with hadasim and ...


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Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon indicates (article) that the forgotten pieces would be nullified by bitul chametz. the pieces should be smaller than a ke-zayit, so that if one of them is not found, the bittul declaration will suffice to avoid the violation.


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Chametz is prohibited to eat or own on Passover, and this includes any flour made of the five grains that has come into contact with water for enough time to halachically ferment, which is a period of at least 18 minutes. Se'or, which is the heavily-leavened sourdough that was commonly used as a leavening agent, is also prohibitted to eat or own on ...


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Based on 45+ years of marriage, I can assure you that whatever you say to your wife (other than the two most important words in a marriage) would probably not help. Rabbi Moshe Heinemann in his pre-pesach shiurim will emphasize that you do not have to go overboard (and the women do not accept that). Rabbi Avigdor Miller in his tapes on the subject tries to ...


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Strictly speaking, if one has 10 pieces of chametz and finds only 9 of them, one must look for the missing piece. (If you are sure that you found 9 out of the original 10, you need to look for the missing piece. But if what you found might not be what you set out, you need to look for all 10.) These laws are detailed in Orach Chayyim 439. For example, ...


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Ultimately the source is from the Talmud: Rabbis Ami and Asi would make a meal of the bread that was used for an eiruv, stating since it was used for one mitzva, let us use it for another (Talmud Shabbos 117b). Rema (664:9) we put away aravoth and use them to bake matzo, for the reason aforementioned. Since matzo baking has been commercialized, the custom ...


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R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi writes (Orach Chaim 467:48): מי שרוצה לשאוב בפסח מבארות של נכרים או מבארות של ישראל שלא נזהר בהן מחמץ כל השנה, טוב שיסנן המים בבגד נקי בכל פעם ששואב. אבל מעיקר הדין אין מחזיקין איסור מספק. "One who wants to draw water on Pesach from wells owned by non-Jews, or by Jews but with which they weren't careful to ...


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The easiest thing to do would be to contact a kashrut supervising agency and they would be able to answer, item by item. They may, though, not want to give rulings on individual products if the overall storefront is not kosher for passover or using their general supervision services. Some groups, like the OU had a hotline available in the days before ...


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The Chayei Adam Klal 119, Seif 11 says that if one has performed the bedikah on the night of the 13th in the proper manner, he has performed it bediavad (בדיעבד עלתה לו בדיקה) However, it is in any event proper to go back and check a single room on the night of the 14th according to the basic takkana of the rabbis (my translation). The Chayei Adam says that ...


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Aruch Hashulchan 496:5 says that it is forbidden for a Ben Eretz Yisrael to eat Chometz in Chutz L'Aretz on Acharon Shel Pesach. ויש מי שאומר דבן ארץ ישראל הבא לחוץ לארץ – אסור לו לאכול חמץ באחרון של פסח בכל עניין, אפילו דעתו לחזור. ונכון הוא, דזה גריע ממלאכה.‏


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Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ruled that while yes, we say "chametz is not nullified even 1/1000", but a few pieces of bread in the ocean are so far past the mark that they become nullified. So somewhere between one-in-a-thousand and one-in-a-quintillion (approximate volume of the Mediterranean in gallons).


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A few reasons that come to mind: The taam of chametz may be absorbed in the utensils used to manufacture that product, and likely there will not be shishim to nullify that taam. There may be minuscule amounts of chametz that need not be listed on the label or are included in the generic "natural/artificial flavors", but which are significant due to their ...


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This list from the Star-K has many items that you can feed your cat on Pesach. Per the CRC-Chicago Kitniyot ingredients, such as corn and rice, are acceptable in pet foods for Passover, because while Ashkenazim do not customarily eat kitniyot, they are permitted to own and benefit from them.


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In OC 471 sk 12, the Mishna Berurah mentions that certain types of matza which we are only machmir to treat as chametz (eg matza that folded over itself in the oven) are forbidden to be eaten on Erev Pesach as they are actually kosher matza according to the basic law. The assumption of this point is that had they actually been chametz, they would have been ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (OC 555:3) rules that if one kneaded his dough with hot water it is forbidden, the assumption being that heat makes something become chametz quicker. This is also seen in the rule (559:1) not to knead the dough in the sun or in a room with a hot oven. Moreover one can leave dough in cold water indefinitely to prevent its becoming chametz ...


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The Mishna in Pesachim 2:1 records a dispute as to how Biur Chametz is to be done. Rabbi Yehuda, comparing the destruction of Chametz to the destruction of invalid Korbanot, rules that Chametz must be destroyed by burning. The Chachamim there argue and rule that any form of destruction (tossing into the sea, or crumbling it into the wind) is acceptable. The ...


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Adwe makes a Kosher for Passover children's Acetaminophen. It is available online at http://www.koshervitamins.com/shop/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?showpage=1&Search_Text=1&AZ=Pain+Relief+(Children)&Brand=Adwe+Laboratories


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The Shulchan Aruch (OC 433:10) rules that synagogues need to be checked for chametz prior to pesach as children sometimes bring in chametz. The Mishna Berura there implies the obligation to check is on the "shamashim" (sextons) of the synagogues. He further notes that the sextons do not need to recite the nullification over the chametz in the synagogue as ...


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My Pardes teacher Zvi Wolf warned us to be very careful when spreading around chametz just to "find" it. Specifically, be careful to not leave any chametz in your nice clean rooms. Eg crumbs from bread, etc. If you do it, don't overdo it. And think about the crumbs in advance. Eg one slice of bread in a bag--find the bag with chametz in it, not the chametz ...


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Many are stringent regarding various ingredients that go into the pill, and this is a popular and well-established custom. Nonetheless, the Chicago Rabbinical Council policy still holds: FOR LAWS OF TAKING MEDICINE ON SHABBOS AND YOMTOV, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR RABBI. All pill medication -- with or without chametz -- that one swallows is permitted. ...


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Most beer produced today is produced from barley. The barley is soaked in water to malt. Barley is one of the 5 major grains which become Chometz by exposure to water. Regarding the amount of Chometz that is forbidden, Chometz is forbidden B'Mashehu (even a minute amount). However there are grain-free beers that are Kosher for Pesach.


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Actually the answer to your question is implied in your question. Your are consuming fermented grains which is the definition of chametz. Just because you then dissolve the fermented grain in a liquid does not make it permissible. The "cheekful" reference is for liquid food, as is the reference to Rvi'is. A good summary WHICH FOODS ARE CHAMETZ? is: ...


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Rav Moshe Mintz, a posek in Ner Israel, told me that you can ideally use any light that can be focused in one area (as opposed to the sunlight or the main light in a room, which lights up the entire room), as the purpose of the candle at night is to contrast with the dark in the rest of the room.


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The precise time depends on exactly where you are. For example, the times for Glencoe Illinois for tomorrow are (courtesy of the chabad.org web site) Finish Eating Chametz before: 10:38 AM Sell and Burn Chametz before: 11:44 AM go to the site and change the location to your zip code for relevant times. ...


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Any food or drink that is made from one of the five grains (like wheat and barley) which is "machmitz" or begins the process of leavening, is forbidden on Passover. The Torah says that the when the Jews left Egypt, their bread didn't have time to rise. The matza, (unleavened bread), represents the haste of exodus. Commentators expand on this idea. Another ...


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You wanted to know, why some people might be machmir on this: From InstituteforDayanim.com Kashering a microwave for Pesach is impossible since only metal or wood can be kashered for Pesach. Although one can kasher plastic the rest of the year, one should not do so for Pesach. The inside of a microwave is generally not metal and is thus not kasherable. ...


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http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/pdf/Pesach_Gram_Q_and_A_2011.pdf Chazal obligated each person to search for Chometz on the night before Pesach. [If one leaves town before that time, he is still obligated to search for Chometz the night before he leaves, although no blessing is recited for that search.] In the opinion of many Poskim, the ...



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