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Per the Star-K and CRC-Chicago it is not Kitniyos Kosher for Passover Status: Quinoa was determined to be Kosher L'Pesach. It is not related to the chameishes minei dagan-five types of grain products, nor to millet or rice. Quinoa is a member of the "goose foot" family, which includes sugar beets and beet root. The Star-K tested quinoa to ...


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You can own them (Rama in Shulchan Aruch OC 453:1). The Mishna Berura there adds that you can even derive benefit from them.


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The Jews of Bagdad and Morocco stayed away from rice because they were afraid that it was mixed with wheat. See Ben Ish Chai Tzav 41 , Rav Pe’alim 3:30


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This question ought to be, "Why can Ashkenazi Jews not eat rice on Passover?" There are 5 grains that make Ḥametz when mixed with water and allowed to rise: barley, rye, oats, wheat, and spelt. Any others that have been added by communal custom are just that - additions by virtue of communal custom.


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Kitniyot are not specified in the Torah at all. They are chumrot — binding customs of the community. The Sefardic kitniyot custom permits rice provided it has been carefully checked grain-by-grain before Passover begins to ensure that no chametz grains are in it. (How carefully depends on the tradition; I have seen "3 times" and "7 times" specified by ...


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There are sources beginning in the 1200s (the Mordechai and others) that quote the practice to avoid various legumes and semigrains; either because of concern that they make contain some wheat (or other chametz-causing grain) mixed in; or because if you grind them into flour, people may think you're using wheat flour (or barley spelt etc.) and making ...


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Those that cited OC 453 are correct: the Mishna Berura in Se'if Katan 8 states clearly that if rice was found in soup, just throw out the rice, and you may eat the soup. The same applies for a pot that was used to cook kitnios for a child that must have kitnios on Pesach. Whether lechatchila you may use the pot is debatable. The Feinsteins hold that one ...


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I can't see why the tobacco plant itself should be kitniyos. It's nowhere on this list; I'm unaware of any grain, semigrain, legume, or the like that can be made from the tobacco plant; and tobacco's closest edible cousins (botanically speaking) are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants -- all of which are generally eaten on Pesach. I have no clue how ...


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Per the OU it is a current Mahlokes so ask your Rav. Those who say it is assur hold so because it is a species that is made into flour and "bread", it is grown and harvested like grain, and it is often processed in facilities that also process real grains. These are three of the major factors when it comes to determining what is included in kitniyos. Those ...


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


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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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The earliest source, Sefer Mitzvot ha-katan (SMaK) of R. Yitzchak of Corbeil lists, in French, pois (peas), fole (perhaps, fave, fava beans, 'ful' in Hebrew) & ris (rice), which he lists as 'types of kitniyot'. Prior to that, the designation 'kitniyot' applied primarily in the context of the laws of kilayim. Rambam conceptualizes three categories of ...


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It is not the case that a ruling in the Talmud will always overcome any possible custom developed later. In Talmudic times, there was no customary prohibition of kitniyot. Rav Huna, in the quote, is giving an example of what may be used as the two cooked dishes, even though of course other simple dishes would be fine as well. And he specifies orez (which ...


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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 88:3 says they are not.


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The first mention of the מנהג of the בני אשׁכנז to not eat קטניוֹת on פסח is from 12th century- Provence, in southern France: רבינוּ אשׁר בר שאוּל מלוּניל wrote ספר המנהגוֹת, a work on the customs of his area, which unfortunately is not extant in full today. The following quote from the רבינוּ אשר survives in רבינוּ מנוֹח’s ספר המנוּחה on the רמב"ם. Rabbeinu ...


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If I recall correctly there were some concerns (at least a few years ago) with corn-derived preservatives or packaging materials with regards to some packaged nuts. It may not be "chopping the walnuts makes them kitniyot", but "your average bag of chopped walnuts bought at the store may have been treated with some kitniyot product." But there are a zillion ...


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There were briefly those who'd heard of this thing called coffee -- it's a "bean", you grind it -- who wondered if it were kitniyot. This was quickly rejected, I don't recall who it was who'd said "if you ever saw a coffee plant, you'd understand why it's not kitniyos." Very simply -- all kitniyos, like the 5 grains, are annuals. Coffee and chocolate are ...


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I assume the question means the following case. A person had cooked rice and (let’s say) cooked oatmeal in front of him. He made the brocho BM”M on the rice and the question is whether this will cover the oatmeal. There are two stages to the answer. 1) Rice is not so choshuv (important) as oats. As proof see the Mishna Berura 208 (7)[30] where we see that ...


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As per Rav Moshe Feinstein's approach, that the prohibition to eat kitniyos is a hanhagah shehinhugu chachamim, a custom that the Rabbis guided their flocks to keep. It does not have the status of a takannah, a law instituted by court. All the more so is this true according to the Chayei Adam's approach mentioned by Shalom. Since it was based on a good ...


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To support for Shalom's answer that the issue isn't about chopped nuts being kitniyot per se, but rather kitniyot being used during the processing, we see from the OU- "Raw nuts in their shell do not require Passover certification. Shelled nuts that list BHA or BHT (preservatives) in the ingredients require special Passover certification. They are sprayed ...


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Generally, things that do not have the tradition of being kitnyot, are not kitnyot. A good example of this is quinoa. It is similar in many ways to other types of banned kitnyot, yet the generally accepted halakhic authorities do not classify it as kitnyot, partly because it was not included in the original custom. Based on the tradition of kitynot, there ...


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Just because the English word is 'bean' does not mean that it is kitniyos. A good explanation can be found at What is Kitniyot? Here is the initial summary of that article. You can read the details there. Authored by the Orthodox Union. Copyright © 2008 Orthodox Union In addition to the Torah’s restrictions on owning, eating and benefiting from ...


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It seems the answer is yes according to this article which I think has been fetured here before. http://seforim.blogspot.com/2010/03/kitniyot-and-stimulants-coffee-and.html


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hazon ovadia pesah page פו an ashkenazi can eat at a sepharadi even if he cooked rice on the pot see there if you want more mecorot of understand the mahloket on the other hand I heard from a friend that the rabanim ashkenazim are mahmir on this, but I don't have any source


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Sefer She'arim HaMetzuyanim BeHalacha (published appx 1950), commenting on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Siman 117, Si'if Katan 7), mentions that green beans and, apparently, peas, may be considered Kitniyos as well. http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14619&st=&pgnum=113


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The earliest written source for this custom seems to be Semak (Sefer Mitzvos Katan, also known as Amudei Golah, by Rabbi Yitzchak of Corbeil, 13th century), mitzvah 222 note 12. Evidently it goes back somewhat further than that, though, since he calls it "דבר שנוהגין בו העולם איסור מימי חכמים הקדמונים" - "something that people have customarily treated as ...


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This site has a list of things sefardim may use on Pesach But I warn you the Rabbi involved is a controversial figure in The Sefardic community so double check with your own Sefardic Rabbi agrees with his list.


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I am a Jew of Spanish Morrocan ancestry - my father always told me that Moroccons and actal Spanish Jews never ate kitniyot including rice itself unless they were fresh and green - the reason -Spain was close to Ashkenaz and the gzeira of kitniyot crossed the border and true Sepharadic Jews (Spanish as opposed to Jews of Arab lands) accepted the gzeira, as ...



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