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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein wrote (Iggrot Moshe, Orech Chaim 3:63) that the custom not to eat kitniyot on Passover was not created by a group of rabbis issuing a formal ban; rather different communities developed the custom of refraining from certain foods on Passover because they could be mistaken for chametz or they were grown or processed in proximity to ...


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According to Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin (chabad.org): The Shulchan Aruch HaRav (Orech Chaim 453:3-4) applies the prohibition of kitniyot to any legume-like foods which look similar to dishes made from grain when cooked. Also, certain foods, such as mustard seeds, are prohibited because they grow in pods similar to legumes; and cumin is prohibited because its seeds ...


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Rabbi Eliezer Melamed "peninei Halakha:Pesach 6. Kitniyot That Never Touched Water and Kitniyot Oils We are not stricter with kitniyot than we are with the five cereal grains, so whatever is acceptable regarding these grains is kosher for kitniyot, too. Thus, kitniyot that have not come into contact with water, or that have come into contact with water but ...


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This was the subject of this morning's daily halacha at shul, given by the town's rabbi. He said that since we have no chazakah of "new" kitniyot (such as flax seed) being assur, it is permissible to use them, unless someone's family minhag is not to. He quoted Rav Dov Lior's ruling that only those items that were on the original list are banned, unless ...


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"Google is your friend" The History, Rationale and Practice of Avoiding Kitniyos on Passover has an explicit statement The Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, specifically forbids oils derived from kitniyos. Thus this would imply that if even the derived oils are forbidden (which some may allow), then kal vachomer, the kitniyos themselves ...



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