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You cannot begin to recite Kiddush, drink 4 cups and eat matsa and maror before the night (exit of the stars, later than sunset). The time the Jews left Egypt was at night. And the korban Pesach and matsot were eaten at night. Further eating of pesach dorot was established by Tora as a night mitsva. Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim 472.1 אבל לא יאמר קידוש עד ...


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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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The major opinions are: Rif Pesachim 12a: One ought to guard the grain from contact with water from the time it is harvested. Rosh Pesachim 2:26: Stricly speaking one can use matzot which were guarded from when the kneading began. In France and Germany the custom was to use flour which was guarded from when the grain was ground. Tur OC 453 quoting a ...


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What is the source for the number "26 cubic centimeters?" As Ikar Tosafot Yom Tov on the Mishnah in Peah.8.5 says (as per the Rambam): קב. אודיעך בכאן שיעור כל מדה מהם ושמור אותה תמיד בכל המשנה. ובתחלה נאמר כי במדה שיש בחללה ד' אצבעות על ד' אצבעות ורומה ב' אצבעות ושבעת עשיריות מאצבע, ויהיה זה האצבע ששיערו בו מאצבעות היד הגודל. וזו המדה אשר יש בחללה זה ...


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This is not a simple question, but I'll try to keep on the Pshat path. Here's the simple logic of saying what he's saying: Obviously, because the Midrash (B"R 48,12) says that Avraham meeting the angels took place on Pesach, and afterward, the angels went straight to Lot, therefore with Lot, it was Pesach time too (adn Rashi refers to that Midrash). So was ...


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Shulchan Arukh OC 461:3 מצה שנאפית עד שאם פורסין אותה אין חוטין נמשכים ממנה יוצאים בה: הגה: ויש ליזהר שלא ללקחה מן התנור קודם לכן ולהחזירה כי תוכל לבוא לידי חימוץ Matza that was baked until if you cut it no strings of dough pull from it, one fulfills his obligation with it. Gloss: and one should be careful not to take it from the oven before then ...


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