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People have attempted all sorts of mental gymnastics to develop a Theory of Everything vis-a-vis kitniyot. I spare my poor brain and follow Rav Moshe Feinstein's opinion (Igros, OC3:63): it's kitniyot if it happened to have been banned (or "warned against"); not if it didn't. Rav Moshe also suspects that at some point they stopped adding foods to the list ...


(To fulfill the Mitzva of eating Matza at the Seder the Matza must be made with proper grains (Mishna Pesachim 2:5) not Kitniyot. The foods being discusses here are being called "Matza" more as a pseudonym because of the similarity of the baking process involved.) Chayei Adam 127:1 says explicitly that rice Matza is allowed. Shulchan Arukh HaRav 453:5 says ...


Dose of Halacha goes through the various opinions of toiletries that contain alcohol over Pesach. He explains why it isn't a problem. R’ Ovadia Yosef (Yalkut Yosef 447:2) permits using products that contain denatured alcohol on Pesach. R’ Chaim Elazar Shapira (Minchas Elazar 5:37) writes that while people are particular, once alcohol has been denatured, ...


Logically, you've got to consider the reasons things are considered kitniyos: the item is used to make some kind of flour, the item is grown among chometz species, the item was historically confused with chometz in storage or preparation -- and sometimes, there's just a longstanding minhag that the item is kitniyos. Sesame is considered kitniyos by every ...


There is no definitive answer. See some links permitting and some links forbidding and some links equivocating. It's hard to say either side should be viewed as violating halacha. Speak to your rabbi for a ruling and be sure that the product is certified for Pesach regarding the other ingredients.


Tofu is made from soybeans which are kitniot, so yes, tofu cheese would be included in the prohibition of kitniot.


I believe I'd seen it printed somewhere on the daf in Shulchan Aruch, but would have to dig some more. (The other problem is that everyone is giving the local Yiddish-ish word for these plants, which can be tricky to translate.) Don't be fooled by the sweets package! It contains corn syrup; the argument is "Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Specter allowed all liquid ...


Yes. The real question is do you say "ha'adamah or "she'hakol" on them. The issue is that it is still by definition a bean. Per the OU: The Mishnah Berurah (453:6 & 464:5) cites three reasons for the minhag (a) kitnios is harvested and processed in the same manner as chametz, (b) it is ground into flour and baked just like chametz [so people may ...


I heard from R. Nota Greenblatt that R. Moshe Feinstein permitted all kitniyos derivatives. This is his psak as well.

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