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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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If chametz can be batel before Pesach, why don't we buy (before Pesach) any commercially produced product with year-round (i.e., not Pesach-specific) kosher certification which does not list chametz i …
asked Mar 28 '11 by msh210
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My understanding is that we do both of the following: We (appoint a rabbi as an agent to) sell our chametz to a gentile. This sale takes place the morning of the day before Pesach, before the prohib …
asked Mar 28 '13 by msh210
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The New Croton Reservoir supplies much of New York City's tap water, and people are allowed to — and do — go out on boats and fish. I'd venture a guess that almost every Saturday and Sunday, a piece o …
asked Mar 29 '11 by msh210
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The Star-K Web site says about water filters: If they are metal and have been on [the faucet] consistently since the previous Pesach, they should be left on during kashering of the spigot [for Pes …
asked Mar 24 '13 by msh210
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This year, Rabbi Bess's list of non-chametz products doesn't AFAICT include any kosher-for-Pesach children's analgesic/fever reducer (acetaminophen/paracetamol) (except one that includes also antihist …
asked Apr 17 '11 by msh210
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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 …
asked Mar 15 '18 by msh210
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The top Rashi on Menachos 57:2, if I'm reading it correctly, adds some information as an aside, stating that both Rabi Akiva and Rabi Yose Hag'lili derive from "asher takrivu" that a mincha of a kohen …
asked Jul 10 '11 by msh210