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The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, occurs for 7 days in the Spring, and celebrates the Exodus from Egypt in ancient times.

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What do the rabbis say about the whats and when of “Reishit Ketzir” (Lev. 23:10)?

What do the rabbis say about the whats and when of "Reishit Ketzir" (Lev. 23:10)? In Leviticus 23:10, one encounters the term "Reishit Ketzirchem" (i.e. "Reishit Ketzir" = Beginning of Harvest). "...
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Why “Go Out and Learn”

Why does the Haggada say צֵא וּלְמַד מַה בִּקֵּשׁ לָבָן הָאֲרַמִּי לַעֲשׂוֹת לְיַעֲקֹב אָבִינוּ - Go out and see what Lavan tried to do" Why not just learn it or hear it rather than "go out and see"? ...
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Fourth cup after starting Nirtzah

The semi popular Passover Haggadah by Rabbi Nathan Goldberg strangely puts drinking the fourth cup at the seder after starting a couple of songs from nirtzah. I've never seen this in any other ...
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Pharaoh's family tree

We know that Mizrayim, the land of Egypt was called after, was a son of Cham (Gen 10,6): וּבְנֵי חָם כּוּשׁ וּמִצְרַיִם וּפוּט וּכְנָעַן׃ The descendants of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan....
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What is the source for heter for peanut oil on pesach?

Is the source related to rav kook, heter for shemen kitniyot or is it similar to the heter for soy and quinoa which did not exist at the time of the gezera?
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Did the Sages learn the Haggadah with their biological children?

As clear from the Gemmorah, the Sages loved to spend the Seder night in Chavuros matching their wits with other Rabbis. Do we have sources mentioning those Rabbis spending the Seder at home, with ...
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Understanding G-d's greatness in the story of Exodus

On the Seder Night, we try hard to glorify Hashem for His effort in the story, personifying Him as a superman that's so strong and powerful He even beats Pharaoh and the whole Egypt. (Personally, I ...
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Why is the Biblical Second Temple Pesach not mentioned in Seder Korban Pesach?

Some have the custom to recite Seder Korban Pesach (a description of the Korban Pesach service in the Temple) on the afternoon of Erev Pesach. Some include before this recitation a selection of ...
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Particular Pesach Halochos historical trends

I'm looking for particular Pesach Halochos that were either permitted in the times of the Gemmorah or Rishonim and forbidden later by the Achronim or the contemporary Rabbis and the vice verse - that ...
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What's the minimal requirement required to nullify chametz kept in a public fridge?

Let's say someone keeps chametz in a shared office fridge. The fridge is used by both Jews and non-Jews. On the morning of Erev Pesach, prior to the time that it is prohibited to own chametz, the ...
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Pesach stringency/leniency in Halachah trend in the last 1500 years [on hold]

As we all know the Pesach Halacha has developed significantly since the times of the Gemmora, many things were added to the list of prohibitions and some Halochos (probably) got less stringent. Since ...
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When does the 18 minute limit for dough to become chametz end?

I know that the 18 minute thing is up for debate (time for 1 mil, whether continually working dough can indefinitely extend it, temperature dependence etc.), but at what part of the process can a ...
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When to do the dishes- Yom Tov starting at Motzei Shabbat

Passover brings an interesting quandry this year- we go through a great many Kosher for Passover dishes at the Lail Pesach seder on Friday night, and then have a couple of meals on Saturday. Given ...
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Why don't we (or when do we) use a lenient definition of nightfall on seder nights?

There are various positions on when we can say maariv (evening prayers), corresponding to various positions on when the day ends (and, thus, a new day begins which starts from the night). But the ...
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What is parperet hapat

Mishnah Pesachim 10:3 says: מְטַבֵּל בַּחֲזֶרֶת, עַד שֶׁמַּגִּיעַ לְפַרְפֶּרֶת הַפַּת [he] dips the lettuce until he reaches parperet hapat What exactly does parperet hapat mean in this ...
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Which type of qorban did the Pesach offering most closely resemble?

The Pesach story takes place prior to the establishment of the Mishkan and Bet Hamikdash. Since the Israelites had not been commanded to perform the various offerings until the giving of the Torah, ...
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What is the significance of using specifically a chicken for the Zero'ah?

The Chabad custom and possibly others is to use a chicken neck as the zero'ah. Why specifically do we use a chicken to substitute for the Korban Pesach and not any other animal or fowl?
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Eating matzah on the second day of erev Pesach

I don't have all the sources and grounding for the various suppositions I am going to present so I apologize -- I fear I can't put this question into proper words: We refrain from eating matzah (at ...
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What is the logic behind the Maharil's explanation of why we don't say שעשה ניסים on Pesach?

My Haggadah cites the Maharil in Minhagim, Hilchos Hahagadah as having asked why we don't say שעשה ניסים on Pesach. He rejects the explanation brought by others that it's because we say לפיכך חייבים ...
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Can being fastidious and delicate (איסטניס) get lenience in cleaning for Pesach?

The agricultural and technological revolutions changed a lot in our perception of food and we all became more fastidious and delicate (is it good for איסטניס?) - we even have expiration dates on ...
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Cleaning for Pesach - what Mitzvahs exactly is it?

Cleaning the regular utensils that are also used for Pesach that might have some Chometz leftovers is a clear Mitzvah of Not eating Chometz or mixtures of it. However, cleaning the rest of the house ...
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Corncob Pipe during Pesach

Assuming smoking is permitted at all (thank you, Rav Moshe Feinstein) and that smoking on Yom Tov / Chol Ha'omed is also permitted in our times, could an Ashkenazi Jew holding by the kitniyot ...
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Can Pao de Queijo, and similar foods, be kosher for Passover?

We're planning an "alternative" Passover, and are looking into some nontraditional foods that could be kosher for Passover. One that came up in discussion was Pao de Queijo, or Brazillan cheese ...
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Do all food products for Passover need to be specifically certified “kosher for Passover”? [duplicate]

For example, Trader Joe's roasted unsalted almonds doesn't say on it "used on shared equipment", and person in the store said that if there's any allergy issues they would state it on the package as ...
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Is one supposed to eat the zero'ah (shank bone) from the Seder plate?

I'd appreciate some clarity on this issue as I have heard and seen conflicting answers on this - in viewing various questions on this site as well as instructions in a haggadah. Here's some of what I ...
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Why is Pesach 7 days? [duplicate]

Why is Pesach 7 days if the Jews left Egypt on the first day of Pesach? Looking for answers with sources please- thanks!
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Can one invite a Noachide to the Seder Pesach? [duplicate]

I just read that the Rogatchover Gaon ruled that a Noachide can become a Ger Toshav on his own, without Rabbinical approval (which is otherwise impossible until the yovel is declared), by simply ...
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Cointreau on Passover

Can those who do not rely on heter mechira (selling) for real chametz keep Cointreau over Passover? What is the origin of the alcohol in Cointreau? Does Cointreau contain grain alcohol from, e.g., ...
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Can Pesach Mitzvot be performed before sunset?

I had an argument with a friend about when you can perform the Pesach seder mitzvot of eating a kezayit of shmurah matzah and drinking four glasses of wine (beginning with kiddush). My friend said ...
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Why do Passover and Unleavened Bread last 9-days? [duplicate]

In Scripture the requirement is to observe Passover on 14 Nissan (1-day) and Unleavened Bread on 15 Nissan through 21 Nissan (7-days). What is the basis for the 9-day period?
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What did they say instead of Ha Lachma Anya in Temple times?

They couldn't have said "Let all who are hungry come and eat", because only those who were registered for the Pesach could eat at the Seder. Did they say it (or something like it) earlier (on Erev ...
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Why does the servant register on a Pesach by himself?

Pesachim 8:2: הָאוֹמֵר לְעַבְדּוֹ, צֵא וּשְׁחֹט עָלַי אֶת הַפֶּסַח, שָׁחַט גְּדִי, יֹאכַל. שָׁחַט טָלֶה, יֹאכַל. שָׁחַט גְּדִי וְטָלֶה, יֹאכַל מִן הָרִאשׁוֹן. ‏ שָׁכַח מָה אָמַר לוֹ רַבּוֹ,...
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Selling chametz if two people share a house?

I was just wondering a general law about the sale of chametz (specifically through chabad.org but also in general), that if two people jointly own a house, then should they each individually fill out ...
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Are there communities which permit oats on Pesach?

It's a bit controversial that oats are considered chametz. While Rashi (Pesachim 35b, et. al.) translates Shiboles Shu'al as oats, not all Rishonim agree to this definition. For instance, the Rambam (...
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Egyptians guarding Israelites

Rabbi Zitron quotes that there are twentyfour different types of ways to protect the jews from escaping. (It may be a bit irritating seeing my questions always quoting from lectures from youtube. I ...
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Bedikas CHametz if staying at someones house (30 days prior to and) during Pesach

I was looking on halachapedia and different sources, but I couldn't find an answer to a particular questioN: If a Jew is staying at someone elses house (whether a Jew or a gentile, but lets say its a ...
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Is it praiseworthy for each member of the seder to have all the required foods on his plate?

I was reading a Haggadah and it says that the head of the seder is the only one required to have a plate with all the necessary foods on it. Is it praiseworthy to have each member have all these foods ...
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Was the lechem h'apanim baked on pesach?

Was the lechem h'apanim baked on pesach? If so, was it unleavened during pesach?
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Why does typical commercial machine shemurah matza taste different than regular machine matza?

Shemurah matza has several more stringent requirements over regular matza: it has to be guarded for longer, and the people making it have in mind that it's for the mitzvah of eating matza on the night ...
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Nationality of Balaam

I heard an interpretation of the nationality of Bilaam. Rabbi Zitron said he was an African prince. Is there any source for this? If it is what is the name of the king?
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Are Jobs tears (coix seed) kitniyot?

I have run across a seed called Job’s tears. Anybody know if this would be considered Kitniyot? Some brands are certified kosher. Would this need a special hechsher for Pesach? A Rabbi from a ...
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Why not keep Pesach to be saved on Purim?

וַיַּעֲבֹר מָרְדֳּכָי וַיַּעַשׂ כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־צִוְּתָה עָלָיו אֶסְתֵּר׃ So Mordecai passed and did just as Esther had commanded him. (Ester 4.17) Targum says (first): וּנְסֵס וּכְנֵס ...
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Can the Passover seder be held on a different night during the week to satisfy family constraints?

I know many families have both a first night seder and a second night seder with a separate set of guests. How flexible is this? If a family has travel constraints, could they just have a 5th night ...
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Understanding lack of Hallel on Purim and most of Pessah

Hallel, six psalms (113-118) that thank and praise God, is recited on Pessah, Shavuot, Sukkot, Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh. -But not on Purim, because the miracle did not happen in the Land of Israel, ...
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Why must the Pesach Korban had to be eaten entirely [closed]

Why does the Pesach Korban in Lev 22:30 have to be eaten in its entirety and nothing should remain till next morning?
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How does Rashi's explanation of Gen. 19:3 work?

In Parashat Vayera, we read that Lot gives the angels matzah (19:3). Rashi's explanation for this detail is that it was Pesach. The connection between matzah and Pesach is obvious, but I am confused ...
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Did father buy or sell that goat for two zuzim?

In chad gadya, we use the Aramaic root זבן. Now that I think about it, I always recall hearing both דְזָבִין אַבָא בִּתְרֵי זוּזִי and דְּזַבִּין אַבָּא בִּתְרֵי זוּזֵי‬. The obvious difference being ...
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Passover Lamb: Why is the bone not broken?

The Torah in Exodus 12:46 teaches us the prohibition of breaking a bone from the Passover lamb: בְּבַ֤יִת אֶחָד֙ יֵאָכֵ֔ל לֹא־תוֹצִ֧יא מִן־הַבַּ֛יִת מִן־הַבָּשָׂ֖ר ח֑וּצָה וְעֶ֖צֶם לֹ֥א תִשְׁבְּרוּ־בֽוֹ׃ ...
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What is the modern Jewish interpretation of Exodus 12:11?

I'm not Jewish, so please forgive me if my question sounds ignorant. My understanding is that in modern Judaism, the Passover meal is eaten sitting rather than standing. However, this seems to ...
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Avraham Kosher for Pesach Mustard [duplicate]

Seeing that Avraham served the angels mustard on Pesach (Bava Metzia 86b), ולמה לי תלתא תסגי בחד אמר רב חנן בר רבא כדי להאכילן שלש לשונות בחרדל אמר רבי תנחום בר חנילאי לעולם אל ישנה אדם מן המנהג ...