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Questions tagged [chametz-leaven]

Something made from one of the five grains, and which has been allowed to rise (leaven). Forbidden to eat or possess during Pesach (Passover).

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Chometz Gamur after Pesach, buying and eating

For someone who is machpid not to sell chometz gamur, but either burns, gives away, eats or throws it in the trash, etc, before Pesach, would he also be machpid not to buy and consume chometz gamur ...
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Keeping flour mixed with mei peiros on Pesach

According to the OU and other kashrus agencies (https://oukosher.org/passover/articles/chametz-when-to-peddle-when-to-purge/) cookies and even licorice are considered chametz gamur which one may not ...
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Why isn't Amaretto Kosher for Passover?

I was recently told that Amaretto isn't Kosher for Passover (as I never drink it, I don't much care, but it got me very curious, as to the best of my knowledge there is nothing in its ingredients that ...
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When does ethanol become Chametz?

I don’t know much about chemistry or alcohol, so please bear with me for a moment. At what point does wheat- or barley-derived ethanol become Chametz? Is it naturally Chametz, or does it require a ...
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Can you say the Birkas Hagomel on Shabbos or Pesach?

We do not say “Mizmor LeSodoh” on those days when a Korban Todah could not be brought. So we do not say it on Shabbos or Yom Tov because you could not bring individual offerings on those days and we ...
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Why are Oats Chametz if oats cannot rise

Oats do not have gluten so they cannot rise - like rice and other such grains. I could understand why they would be kitniot but why are they chametz? I know in arvei psachim there is an opinion that ...
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Why is Chametz burned instead of being donated to charity on Passover?

Slight preface: I’m Jewish, but secular at best. So I know “how things work” in some ways, but still have questions from my own perspective. That said, one aspect of Passover has always confused me: ...
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Is this a valid method to be able to eat chametz on Shabbat after Pesach in Israel? [duplicate]

This year (and next) in Israel, Shabbat immediately follows the last day of Pesach. Of course, the chametz that people sold has not been bought back, but, as it is no longer Pesach, one can eat ...
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Bittul (nullification) and Mechira (sale)

Sorry if this is a duplicate. It is my understanding that one must sell his chometz, prior to declaring his chometz nullified. Reason being, how can one sell something that is null and void? It is ...
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Keeping Chometzdik Lost Item On Pesach For Non-Jew to Pick Up? [closed]

When a non-Jewish friend from my hometown was visiting me where I now live, I gave him a gift of scotch. After receiving the gift, he then accidentally left the scotch at my home. I will be returning ...
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Can one open the chametz closet for any reason during Pesach?

My understanding of the prohibition of Bal Yer'aeh (Do not see / find the chametz) is that it is a "protection" against eating the chametz. Thus, the chametz is usually stored in a sealed closet. ...
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Why is mechiras chameitz done through a Rav?

The general procedure for mechiras chameitz is as follows: you tell your local Rav to sell your chameitz to a non-Jew in the city, and he does so. Is there any reason why I can't sell my chameitz to a ...
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Becoming Chametz at 18 mins

According to the Talmud Pesachim 46a, a non-leavened dough should show signs of Chimutz within a shiur of walking a Mil (or 4 Mil according to the Yerushalmi), which is 18 to 24 minutes. Similarly if ...
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Maror versus only peeled vegetables

The ideal vegetable for maror is some kind of leaf and/or stalk; roots are distinctly inferior and may not count at all (Shulchan Aruch and commentaries, 473:5). Being extra-strict about, and adding ...
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Can one leave birdseed in an outdoor bird feeder during Pesach? [duplicate]

This question regarding selling birdseed that contains wheat or barley, etc. states that if the seeds get wet, they are chametz. The seeds in an outdoor bird-feeder in a non-desert climate certainly ...
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Birdseed and Bal Yeraeh

Does one need to get rid of whole dagan (e.g. wheat or barley) kernels before Pesach (such as might be found in packages of birdseed)? Could there be any concern of a biblical/rabbinic prohibition?
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Chametz removal and public garbage pick up [duplicate]

This is an area that really confuses me... I've heard from two rabbis that if you place your chametz in your trash can, but the trash doesn't get picked up before the deadline to own chametz on Erev ...
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Does a refrigerator ice machine need to be cleaned for Pesach?

Many refrigerators have an outside ice / water dispenser. The fridge makes ice "cones" which go into a reserved plastic ice bucket that is attached to the inside of the fridge door. Ice can be ...
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Passover baking with milk instead of water

Juices and liquids constituted partly of water, but themselves not pure water, do not create chametz when mixed with flour, according to another set of answers here on Mi Yodeya. Does this same ...
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Can one use a milk frother on Pesach?

Gourmia makes a milk frother. The machine consists of a stainless steel pitcher that has a rotating "wheel" with an optional removable wire wisk that attaches to the wheel. The whisk is used to create ...
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Chametz on Pesach in products other than food

Is it allowed to have products for cosmetics or medicine which contain elements of what's considered chametz during the Pesach?
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Does one need to dispose of “scratch and sniff” samples before Pesach?

This article says: On Pesach, one may not consume, own or derive benefit from items that contain derivatives of the chameishes minei dagan – wheat, barley, spelt, oats, and rye. This halacha ...
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Chemistry Experiment with Chametz on Pesach

If one is in a school environment where he/she has a chemistry lab/lab exam on Chol Hamoed Pesach that they must attend (putting the question of doing this on Chol Hamoed aside), and the lab exercise ...
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why do we skip mizmor l'toda on pesach but still bring the sacrifice with our lips in eyzeh mekoman?

I am told we don't say mizmor l'toda (psalm 100) on pesach as the loaves of the sacrifice are chametz. However I believe we still say the laws of the toda in 'eyzeh mekoman' in the section of the ...
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Alcoholic beverage owned by a non religious jew over pesach?

There are many lists of kosher alcoholic beverages. When I walk into a random liqueur store, there is no way to know if any of the previous owners of the drinks were non religious jews. Being that ...
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Finding chametz in the middle of Pesach if you sold your chametz

If someone founds chametz in their house during Pesach the Shulchan Aruch writes that if it's Chol HaMoed one must go out and burn it immediately and if it's Yom Tov ne should put a cli over it and ...
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Insurance Claim on Sold Chametz

A Jew sells his chometz including an expensive non-kosher la'pesach whiskey collection located in a cellar. A fire burns down the cellar and destroys all the whiskey. The Jew makes a claim on his ...
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May one order food from Amazon Prime after Pesach?

May one order chametz from a publically-traded company (Amazon) which may have had food pass through any number of distributers on the way? The service in question is Amazon Prime Pantry.
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2017 store lists for avoiding chametz she'avar alav hapesach

Are there any lists available online of stores/store chains that are/not of concern with regard to chametz she'avar alav hapesach for 2017 - particularly for the New York metropolitan area?
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Would leavened bread made from matzo meal be kosher for Passover?

Flour which is wet for 18 or more minutes is considered to be "leavened", and therefore chametz. However, though there's some disagreement, this restriction is generally not applied to matzo, or food ...
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Do dentures, denture cleaning tablets need to be Kosher for Passover? [closed]

In the spirit of the Pre-Pesach holiday, I thought I might ask a question on Pesach Halachot... I have a denture which has been cleaned with a standard denture cleaner. The cleaner is a tablet that ...
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Is cooking any grain in under 18 minutes kosher for Passover?

As a Ashkenazi conservative Jew, we follow most of the laws of Passover. I know there. Jewfaq states that Chametz includes anything made from the five major grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats and ...
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Covering chametz

Assuming one is permitted to sell chometz gamur, Is one permitted to simply cover sold chometz with a sheet or a garbage bag for the duration of Pesach or is an actual mechitza of 10 tefachim needed? ...
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Crumbs of chametz that will not be eaten on Pesach but are easily accessed

Am I obligated to clean/remove chametz (less than a kazayis) from my house if there is no chance of me coming to eat it during Pesach even if these crumbs are in plain sight and easily accessed? E.g. ...
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Moving the fridge for Pesach cleaning

Is one required to move the fridge and clean out all the chametz that has gotten stuck underneath? This question assumes that the fridge will not be moved at all during Pesach.
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forgetting about chometz in someone else's property

If one has property in non Jew's house for storage that is chometz and one pesach the owner forgot about this chometz. The nature of the storage being unpaid for and not even set aside in a specific ...
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Can one return a package that has chametz that arrived during Pesach?

Excerpt from this M.Y. answer: QUESTION: What should be done if a package containing chametz arrives at one's home or business during Pesach? DISCUSSION: One who knows - or even suspects - ...
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Deliveries during Pesach

May one request/accept/open a delivery of something (let's say, an Amazon order, a present from a friend) during Pesach? I'm not talking about during Yom Tov days, and I'm not talking about potential ...
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Pesach: Birds and Backyards

I recently asked someone knowledgeable why those who are makpid to remove even the tiniest, halachically-unimportant pieces of ~chometz from their homes before Pesach do not seem to care at all about ...
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Davar charifs and chometz

"Davar charif" is a term in kashrus which refers, as I understand it, to sharp or caustic foods which may absorb flavor from a knife used to cut them, rendering them, say, fleishig if the knife is ...
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Can a Jew buy something from a vending machine that was not sold during Pesach?

The scenario: The vending machine is physically located in a Jewish-owned business. A non-Jewish vendor owns the physical machine and is responsible for stocking the chametz cookies in the machine. ...
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May one drink Diet Coke owned by a Jew and not sold over Pesach?

If someone works for a firm owned by a Jew who presumably does not sell the chametz, as he is totally secular, may one drink Diet Coke from that fridge?
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In Israel, can one eat Chametz brought in by a Gentile this Shabbat? [duplicate]

This Shabbat, in Israel, will follow after the end of Pesach. Since it is not Pesach, Israelis are allowed to eat chametz. However, since their own chametz has not been bought back, they cannot eat ...
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Can You Open Chometz Cabinets?

Is there any experience about the contracts used to lease the specific rooms of a house or furniture with chometz that would indicate whether it would be allowed to enter if one found another food ...
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Is chometz less of a problem before the 15th of nisson

Someone told me the he keeps a lot of paisach humros but only starting on the fifteenth of nisson but on the 14th after midday he is more lax Is there a source for this that on the 15th it is a ...
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Should one change mouthwash and toothpaste for Pesach?

If one has a mouthwash bottle and a toothpaste tube that they've been using, do they need to get brand new ones for Pesach? My concern is with any chametz that might have gotten onto the tube or into ...
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Are Lactaid tablets Chametz Gamur?

I have a veritable million little lactaid chewable tablets sitting around my house. I cannot find a single person who is clear on whether or not they're chametz Gamur, or even Kitniyot for that matter....
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Can I move my chometz after the bedikah?

According to this document, one should sequester all chometz in one's home either in a cabinet or behind a mechitzah prior to performing the bedikah (the search for chometz). However, does this have ...
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Can a toaster be cleaned from chametz for Pesach?

What is necessary in order to clean a toaster from chametz Pesach? I know the easiest solution is to sell it with chametz, but we prefer to avoid the minhag of mechirat chametz, if possible. (We have ...
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Can you double wrap chametz food in the oven before Pesach? [duplicate]

I am going largely by hearsay on this... Two reliable rabbis have told me that if you want to heat kosher food in a non-kosher oven, you can double wrap the food in foil and heat it in the oven, and ...