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Glass

Rav Yosef

One of the most interesting questions about Pesach Prepping has to do with GLASS. Can glass bowls, serving dishes, drinking vessels, be kashered for Pesach? If they can be, how? Or is it possible that they don't even need to be kashered at all?

The most basic approach taken to the Halachic status of glass is the one taken by the Shulchan Aruch, an approach that is followed by Sephardim to this day. The Shulchan Aruch adopts the...Read more...

Pets

Rabbanit Alissa

Last time, we talked about kitniyot. This time, we are going to explore another hot topic: How do we take care of some of our favorite family members over Pesach? Our pets!

Pesach can be a digestively hard time for humans, but it is especially tricky for pets. Animals get used to their regular diets, and when any diet is changed, it can lead to great discomfort and illness for them. But given that most pet food has chametz in it, what...Read more...

Kitniyot

Rabbanit Alissa

For starters, let's talk about one of the hottest topics out there: kitniyot. It all started with an Ashkenazi minhag that we see referenced by the Rema. There, the Shulchan Aruch (Sefardi posek) says לא באורז ושאר מיני קטנית וגם אינם באים לידי חימוץ ומותר לעשות מהם תבשיל, "Rice and other types of kitniyot [are not included in the mitzvah of matza], and these also do not come to be...Read more...

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