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The famous source of Gebroks is from the Shu"t of R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Siman 6) where he says "ובמי פירות פשיטא דאין להחמיר כלל כל הפסח" (One doesn't have to be strict [not to dip Matza in] fruit juice during Pesach). The simple reason is that it says in his Shulchan Aruch: וכל המשקין שבעולם שאינן מתולדות המים שיתבאר בסי' תס"ו הם נקראים מי פירות ...


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There are those who are extremely careful about Gebrokts, to the point where they won't have Matzah and liquids on the table at the same time/eat the Matzah over a separate bag, etc. to ensure that there is no way any liquid could reach the Matzah. There are many others who aren't that extreme, yet still don't eat Gebrokts. As the "worry" of Gebrokts is ...


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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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If you live in Jerusalem, they sell Shmura Flour at 8 Rapapot St, next to the preschool, and there's usually a bunch of Hassidim making their own matza in a tent across the street.


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Edit : I hope 'tis close to the question now Not from the Torah but close enough. R' Asher Pesachim Perek 2 Siman 26 אפילו הכי לא הדר ביה ומחמיר על עצמו היה לשמור מצה של מצוה משעת קצירה. וכן משמע דחומרא בעלמא הוא מדקאמר מר בריה דרבינא מנקטא ליה אימיה בארבי משמע דאיהו לבד היה מחמיר וכל שאר החכמין לא נהגו כן Even so, [Rava] didn't change his opinion ...


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Shmura ("guarded") matzah (Hebrew מַצָּה שְׁמוּרָה maṣṣā šəmūrā) is made from grain that has been under special supervision from the time it was harvested to ensure that no fermentation has occurred, and that it is suitable for eating on the first night of Passover.


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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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They had money and there were various merchants travelling through the desert with whom they traded. Obviously these merchants who have particularly made an effort to travel towards them to sell as they knew they were willing buyers. Although the people ate Manna as their daily staple, there were also meal offerings offered in the Mishkan and so they needed ...


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Don't use normal flour. It can be bleached and enriched, which means it might already be chametz. Long ago people had wood-fired ovens. If you knew what you were doing with a good wood-fired oven, you could easily get a temperature of 600 degrees Farenheit. Today's electric/gas ovens aren't designed for that kind of baking. It's complicated enough that ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in סימן קג - דיני שמחת יום טוב says that the first day of Yom Tov is always treated as an Erev Yom Tov: אֵיזֶהוּ כִּבּוּד. זֶה שֶׁאָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה, שֶׁמִּצְוָה עַל הָאָדָם לְגַלֵּחַ בְּעֶרֶב יוֹם טוֹב, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִכָּנֵס לָרֶגֶל כְּשֶׁהוּא מְנֻוָּל. וְכֵן מִצְוָה לִרְחוֹץ בְּחַמִּין וְלָחֹף רֹאשׁוֹ ...


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I assume they are also claiming to grind it lishma (with the intention that it will be used for the mitzvah) and that it's not as simple to rely on lishma by machine-made as by hand (as with regard to the remaining matzoh-making processes and printing sifrei torah). ...matzah shemurah must be prepared with the intention of fulfilling the mitzvah of ...


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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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