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Do Beta Israel eat kitniot during Pesach? More broadly do they have unique a mesorah for Pesach kashrus?

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    I am not (personally) aware of any evidence that they have any meaningful massoret on anything. In many ways they closely resembled their gentile neighbors. – mevaqesh Aug 10 '16 at 18:59
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    the kitniyot ban is a relatively recent ashkenazi innovation. If they had any meaningful massoret, it would (presumably) not include the kiyniyot ban. Unless one claims that they are actually Ashkenazi, which sounds less likely than the Babylonian and Khazari origin theories of the Ashkenazim combined. – mevaqesh Aug 10 '16 at 19:24
  • What is Beta Israel? – DanF Aug 10 '16 at 21:01
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    @DanF, Google? Wikipedia? – msh210 Aug 10 '16 at 21:09
  • I imagined it was possible they arrived at the practice regarding kitniot the same way Ashkenazim did without being Ashkenazi ;) – Kinnard Hockenhull Aug 10 '16 at 23:18

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