Every Pesach, I see candy by a company called Joyva. This would not be exceptional, except for the note on the back which in paraphrase, reads:
Note: this product contains liquid derivatives from kitniot (henceforward, shemen kitniot), which are kosher for Pesach according to the opinion of R' Yitzchok Elchonon Spektor זצ”ל.
- How does R' Spektor permit shemen kitniot?
- Who agrees with him that it is permissible?
- Do any Ashkenazi* communities hold by this leniency in this day and age?
- Who is the mashgiach on Joyva's products, R' D.I. Scheinkopf?
*Here, unlike in many of my questions about German nusach and minhag, Ashkenazi refers to the general European populace, with the obvious exception of the Sephardi and Balkan kehillot.