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The Mishna Brura (247:1 sv. 13) And Shulchan Aruch HaRav (O.C. 247:10) both permit covering as a way of avoiding the issue of smell, which is one of the issues that the double covering is designed to avoid. So it would seem that according to those sources, yes, double covering would work.


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For a person to get a Biblically mandated punnishment, they must meet the "shiur" requirement - in this case, eat the volume of a "kzayis" of Chametz within the time span of "kdei achilas pras". The accepted Halacha is that "chetzei shiur asur" - even eating less than this amount (or in a greater time-span) is Biblically prohibited. However, no punnishment ...


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The gemara in kiddushin 58a says that the only issurei hana'ah that have a problem of tefisat damim (the prohibition of the monetary exchange) are avoda zara (idolatry), hekdesh (consecrated items**), and peirot shevi'it (produce of the sabbatical year from the land of Israel; I believe even the idolatry issue is only with regard to tikrovet avoda zara ...


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According to this article, we do :-) THE LAWS OF PESACH by Rav David Brofsky Shiur #2: The Laws of Pesach Defining Chametz (1) R. Yosef Karo (Shulchan Arukh 462:1-4) rules in accordance with the view of Rabbeinu Tam and the Rambam, who permit matzot made with fruit juice. The Rema, however, concludes that Ashkenazim should refrain from eating matza ...


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Should be prohibited, pretty much the same as the Mishna Pesachim 3:1. אלו עוברין בפסח, כתח הבבלי, ושכר המדי, וחמץ האדומי, וזיתום המצרי, וזומן של צבעים ה, ועמילן של טבחים, וקולן של סופרים. רבי אליעזר אומר, אף תכשיטי נשים. זה הכלל ו, כל שהוא ממין דגן, הרי זה עובר בפסח. הרי אלו באזהרה, ואין בהן משום כרת. Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura explains: עד ...


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Your question asked about "making" the ink on Pesach. "Flour" was one of the ingredients. If you have unguarded flour (of wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye,) and you want to own it, then the problem starts as soon as you pick it up to take possession. It may have gotten wet and become "chametz"? As flour, it is not yet mixed into the other ingredients that ...


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The Gemara in Pesachim 46a (brought in the Rambam Laws of Chametz 5:13 and the Shulchan Arukh OC 459:2) says that if one leaves dough for the length of time that it takes to walk 1 "mil" (a Talmudic unit of distance) then it becomes Chametz. Opinions regarding the time it takes to walk a mil vary from 18-24 minutes, and here the Shulchan Arukh is strict to ...


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See answer to this related question regarding the kashrut of Sodastream for Pesach. According to OU, it is permissible for Pesach use. (I can't qualify it further as my web browser is blocking me from viewing the OU site, now. If someone wishes to edit my question to include what OU says, please do so.) Sodastream recommends using a new bottle or one ...


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This page suggests that the matter is complicated and that there is halachic reason for worry unless specifics are well known. It cites a source for kashering seltzer equipment, and suggests there is reason that kashering it for Pesach is necessary: Da’as Torah, addendum to Hilchos Teraifos ד"ה בזה"ז ** (Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Shwadron of Berezhan, ...


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עשה דוחה לא תעשה - The biblical commandment to destroy all the leaven in one's possession overrides the general prohibition of bal tashchit. According to Rabbi Yehuda - which I believe is how Rashi rules - the mitzva of biur chametz is by burning. In fact, the general custom is to burn the last remains of chametz.


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Not the amount of difference you mentiond but I believe it is similiar. Check last time for chametz section here כל ההבדל בין האשכנזים לספרדים הוא, שאנחנו מחשבים את היום מעמוד השחר עד 20 דקות אחרי השקיעה, ואילו האשכנזים מחשבים את היום בחשבון אחר, ולדעת הגאון מוילנא היום מתחיל מהנץ החמה ועד השקיעה, ולפי"ז יוצא זמן ארבע שעות זמניות בחשבון אחר. All the ...


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I am linking here to the Star K guide http://www.star-k.org/2015PetFoodList.pdf. That may be a help. I will quote what they say about fish food. "Fish food and vacation blocks often contain chometz. Tetra Tropical Slow Release Gel Feeders (Tetra Weekend 5 days, and Tetra Vacation 14 days) are chometz free. Goldfish and Tropical fish can be given tubular ...


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There's no problem with the Chametz being visible, per se, as the Pasuk that says you may not see Chametz refers to your own Chametz. There are however 2 issues that need attention: If the Chametz is visible one has to ensure that it won't be consumed by mistake. This would be a serious violation of both eating Chametz as well as stealing from the person ...


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According to the cRc site: "Cranberries - Fresh do not require kosher certification. Dried require a reliable kosher certification. " The Star-K says that fresh produce bought in a supermarket poses no problem. Chabad.org writes, "Fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables, however, do not require certification. " Page 92 of the OU Passover guide (from ...


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See THE LAWS OF PESACH BY RAV DAVID BROFSKY from etzion.org.il First part of the quote is background. Shiur #2: The laws of Pesach. Defining chametz. Two passages in the third chapter of pesachim discuss the definition of “chimutz” (leavening). one passage (pesachim 48b) presents the physical characteristics of chametz. the mishna describes the ...


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The Rivash, in Responsa 41, cited by Rema in Orach Chayim 450:6, writes that it is forbidden to purchase chometz for a non-Jew on Pesach, even using the money of the non-Jew to make the purchase. The Rivash has two points which he makes in forbidding this. The second, that the Jew is responsible for the chometz while it is under the jurisdiction of the ...


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R' Cohen in Dose of Halacha quotes R' Ben-zion Abba Saul who does allow you to use flakes, though writes that others advise you to buy worms, etc. or something that is chametz free. Rambam (Chametz Umatza 4:8) and the Shulchan Aruch (OC 442:4) write that one does not need to dispose of a mixture containing chametz that is totally inedible (by humans). ...


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 461:5 discusses Matzah baked together with Chametz. The case here, when it is bent over, is that the Matzah may not have baked properly, and that section is now Chametz. The Mechaber allows the Matzah at all times, minus a thumb-width (Magain Avraham there) of the part that touches the Chametz. The Ramo allows this for Matzah baked ...


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Two important points: The issue is one of chashash chametz. They can't be certain that folded parts and bubbles were cooked fully (but they might have been), leaving some small amount of uncooked dough/flour inside still subject to leavening. I can't speak to whether they engage in "matzo surgery" (which would be far easier to do without breaking them ...



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