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See this answer He can accept the gift with intention not to acquire it, and discard it later. Although it is forbidden to touch chametz on Pesach, for fear that the person will come to eat it (see Orach Chaim 446:3, and Magen Avraham 5; Mishnah Berurah 10), this applies to circumstances where there is a concern for eating the chametz. Under ...


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There is no special Talmudic dispensation regarding oats. The Mishna lists a grain called שבולת שועל as able to become Chametz. Most Rishonim don't identify that grain with what we call oats. Some Rishonim do identify that grain with what we call oats. Your point is one very strong proof for the former position, according to which indeed oats can't become ...


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There are really two parts to your question. One is: do the rules of Chametz apply regardless how it is ingested? http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-mitzvos-cosmetics.htm 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. The second part of ...


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R' Cohen in Dose of Halacha quotes R' Ben-zion Abba Saul who does allow you to use flakes, though writes that others advise you to buy worms, etc. or something that is chametz free. Rambam (Chametz Umatza 4:8) and the Shulchan Aruch (OC 442:4) write that one does not need to dispose of a mixture containing chametz that is totally inedible (by humans). Thus, ...


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The Radvaz (Teshuvos, chelek aleph: 135) and the Chayey Adam (119:6) explain that the reason we clean cracks and crevices from chametz is because maybe we may come to eat it on Pesach (because it might get into food). Otherwise, the Gemara Pesachim on 6b says that crumbs are not important at all. The Magen Avraham (S.A. 434) even says that crumbs are "batel"...


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Based on 45+ years of marriage, I can assure you that whatever you say to your wife (other than the two most important words in a marriage) would probably not help. Rabbi Moshe Heinemann in his pre-pesach shiurim will emphasize that you do not have to go overboard (and the women do not accept that). Rabbi Avigdor Miller in his tapes on the subject tries to ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (OC 555:3) rules that if one kneaded his dough with hot water it is forbidden, the assumption being that heat makes something become chametz quicker. This is also seen in the rule (559:1) not to knead the dough in the sun or in a room with a hot oven. Moreover one can leave dough in cold water indefinitely to prevent its becoming chametz (...


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The easiest thing to do would be to contact a kashrut supervising agency and they would be able to answer, item by item. They may, though, not want to give rulings on individual products if the overall storefront is not kosher for passover or using their general supervision services. Some groups, like the OU had a hotline available in the days before ...


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Aruch Hashulchan 496:5 says that it is forbidden for a Ben Eretz Yisrael to eat Chometz in Chutz L'Aretz on Acharon Shel Pesach. ויש מי שאומר דבן ארץ ישראל הבא לחוץ לארץ – אסור לו לאכול חמץ באחרון של פסח בכל עניין, אפילו דעתו לחזור. ונכון הוא, דזה גריע ממלאכה.‏


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Star-K says it is forbidden. Q. During a Pesach visit to the zoo, may one purchase the feed for the animals? A. No. This feed is often chometz and should not be purchased or fed to the animals during Pesach


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No because it is unfit for canine consumption pesachim 15b Shall we say that this supports him: If a loaf goes mouldy and is unfit for human consumption, yet a dog can eat it, it can be defiled with the uncleanness of eatables, if the size of an egg45b With whom agrees the following which we learned: A general principle was stated in respect to the laws ...


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To summarize the comments (as well as my personal experience): It is required to burn (or otherwise destroy) a small amount of Chametz (see here for some technical stuff). Chametz that is typically burned is a small, token amount of opened food. For many (if not most) people that I see, it is ten small croûtons or bread pieces that are customarily ...


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According to this article, we do :-) THE LAWS OF PESACH by Rav David Brofsky Shiur #2: The Laws of Pesach Defining Chametz (1) R. Yosef Karo (Shulchan Arukh 462:1-4) rules in accordance with the view of Rabbeinu Tam and the Rambam, who permit matzot made with fruit juice. The Rema, however, concludes that Ashkenazim should refrain from eating matza ashira, ...


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In the fall of 1911 (early 5572), Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch sent Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Havlin along with seven students to establish the "Torat Emet" yeshiva in Hebron, Israel. Before Pesach that year, among their correspondences, the Rebbe Rashab advised Rabbi Havlin regarding how he and the original students should conduct themselves with the Pesach ...


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Shulchan Aruch O.C. 448:5 rules that chometz which is found in your home after Pesach, even if you nullified it, is forbidden. The Tur there (cited by Magen Avraham and Taz) explains that we are worried that a person will say he nullified it even if he didn't. This isn't a problem for those crumbs that you don't want anyways. But for that box of cheerios ...


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The Chayei Adam Klal 119, Seif 11 says that if one has performed the bedikah on the night of the 13th in the proper manner, he has performed it bediavad (בדיעבד עלתה לו בדיקה) However, it is in any event proper to go back and check a single room on the night of the 14th according to the basic takkana of the rabbis (my translation). The Chayei Adam says that ...


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The OU has a long article explaining the possible issues with aluminum foil and aluminum pans. Due to the concerns raised in the article there are those who manufacture aluminum in a way to avoid a possible issue. My understanding is that on Pesach when people are more careful than usual, even those who rely on the leniencies during the year may be extra ...


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Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky from the OU says that play-doh does not have to be sold. Cosmetics, lotions and inedible items such as non-chewable pills and Play-Doh need not be sold CRC-Chicago recording 1 & CRC-Chicago recording 2 by Rabbi Dovid Cohen says that play-doh is not rauy l’achilas kelev based on people who tasted it. It includes copious ...


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Second Rashi Pesachim 37a quoting Menachos 27a says that they were not allowed to be Chametz. Thanks to Rabbi David Lau for this answer.


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Kefula means "doubled over." We have the same root word used in the morning bracha "zokef kefufim" (He straightens those who are bent over), or in upcoming Daf Yomi, "tenai kaful" (a legal stipulation where both possibilities are spelled out, if x then y, but if not x then z). Then there's nefucha (swelled matzah), typically a bubble, similar in appearance ...


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The Mikra’ei Kodesh, ((Laws of)Pesach 1:74) writes that nowadays when people sell all of their chametz (your contract says "and all Chametz wherever it may be found") it is prohibited to take the forgotten chametz to burn it. The reason is (besides the fact that stealing from the Gentile is prohibited) that if one were to physically take the Chametz to burn ...


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The 18-minute rule is one of a few heuristics offered by the Talmud for determining whether a dough has become chametz. These are summarized by the Rambam in Hilchot Chametz Umatza 5:13: כל זמן שאדם עוסק בבצק אפילו כל היום כולו אינו בא לידי חמוץ. ואם הגביה ידו והניחו ושהה הבצק עד שהגיע להשמיע הקול בזמן שאדם מכה בידו עליו כבר החמיץ וישרף מיד. ואם אין קולו ...


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There is no Halachic restriction stopping you from selling your chametz to a gentile, provided that you make a valid sale in accordance with all the pertaining halachot. However this becomes a bit complicated once you take into account that you most probably will buy back the chametz from the gentile after pesach, this can potentially render your sale ...


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I'm sure it depends on the specific type, and producer. The CRC list you linked contains 2 Kosher for Passover Amarettos (search for amaretto on the page), but also gives a reason for why Amarettos need passover certification: Liqueurs are, by definition, flavored drinks and require certification. Sometimes a liqueur is referred to as an aperitif or ...


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The Mishna in Pesachim 2:1 records a dispute as to how Biur Chametz is to be done. Rabbi Yehuda, comparing the destruction of Chametz to the destruction of invalid Korbanot, rules that Chametz must be destroyed by burning. The Chachamim there argue and rule that any form of destruction (tossing into the sea, or crumbling it into the wind) is acceptable. The ...


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Actually the answer to your question is implied in your question. Your are consuming fermented grains which is the definition of chametz. Just because you then dissolve the fermented grain in a liquid does not make it permissible. The "cheekful" reference is for liquid food, as is the reference to Rvi'is. A good summary WHICH FOODS ARE CHAMETZ? is: Beer ...


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Is she halachically allowed to store her chametz in the woman's fridge? This is disscussed in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim סימן תם - דין חמצו של עכו''ם שהפקד אצל ישראל. The Halacha depends on whether the Jew is going to be held responsible, if the Chametz is lost/stolen/destroyed. If the Jew will be held responsible, then he has to destroy Chametz, as if ...


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As far as the "put it in front of a dog" test, I heard from a student of R' Y.B. Soloveitchik that he once said in a shiur that toothpaste is not chometz because it is not fit for dog-consumption, upon which an attendant of the shiur piped up that his dog eats toothpaste. R' Soloveitchik responded that just because he has a dumb dog doesn't mean I have to ...


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This is not permitted because one of the restrictions of Pesach is that you are not allowed to derive any benefit from Chametz. See http://www.kosherquest.org/aboutpesach.php


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See THE LAWS OF PESACH BY RAV DAVID BROFSKY from etzion.org.il First part of the quote is background. Shiur #2: The laws of Pesach. Defining chametz. Two passages in the third chapter of pesachim discuss the definition of “chimutz” (leavening). one passage (pesachim 48b) presents the physical characteristics of chametz. the mishna describes the ...


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