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R' Eizik Vitebsker writes (look in Os 26) that the origin of this Chumra was from the Mezritcher Maggid. R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi explains that since some opinions say that flour which was baked (without being kneaded first) can still become chometz after contacting water as it may not have been baked well. He writes that (at least in his time) one could ...


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This custom is known as gebrochts (Yiddish for "broken"); or "matza shruya" (soaked matza) in modern Hebrew. It's prevalent in many Hassidic and Hassidically-influenced communities, though many first encounter it with Lubavitch. The custom arose out of concern that there may be a packet of dry flour in your matza. If that flour never reacted with water, ...


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The roots of this minhag actually lie in the Gemara itself. In Pesachim 40b, there is a discussion which says explicitly that Rav Papi allowed servants in the beit Reish Galuta to thicken a tavshil with "chasisi." The Rif says this is matzah meal; Tosafot say it is lentil flour, and Rashi says it is dried flour. Rava says we need to be concerned in a place ...


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Per the Nitei Gavriel Pesach Volume 3 Chapter 19:9 one may prepare them on Sheviyi Shel Pesach so long they made an Eruv Tavshilin.


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According to the Bedatz of Crown Heights, It is told that the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe's household was accustomed to to eat gebrochts in the form of kneidlach on the final day of Pesach - regardless of whether the final day coincided with Shabbos. Naturally such foods can be prepared only if one had made an Eiruv Tavshilin.


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It's interesting that another answer mentions the Alter Rebbe's answer as the origin, but fails to clearly explain the history of how/why this minhag suddenly started. Why isn't this minhag / worry mentioned by any of the poskim ?? Here is an excerpt of the Alter Rebbe's answer: ומה שלא הזכירו זה בפוסקים, היינו משום שזה אינו מצוי כלל אלא בעיסה קשה ...


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The reason for this custom is the suspicion that some flour remains uncooked in the matzah, and by water then touching it, allows for the opportunity of becoming chametz. Matzah with water, or certain other liquids, is called "gebrochts" in Yiddish, and people who follow the custom to refrain from eating it are often said to "observe gebrochts" or "keep ...


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As per Otzar Minhagei Chabad, which in turn quotes from R' Leibel Groner (the Lubavitcher Rebbe's personal secretary): The context here is discussing the fact that while throughout pesach Chabad does not eat gebrochts (matza shruyah), on the eighth and last day of Pesach, they make a point to davka eat it. Quick translation: When the last day of ...


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Firstly, I don't think people make food muktza for Yom kippur since they need it for children. (inedibles like raw chicken would be just like shabbos). As far as food being asur, the Mishna Berura 308:170 quotes "poskim" that an object's muktza status depending on the owner is only when the object is rejected because of its poor quality, but if someone ...


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Halachically Speaking just did an entire issue on this topic. Seems there are various minhagim. http://www.thehalacha.com/attach/Volume7/Issue4.pdf


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 88:3 says they are not.



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