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Choco-rific! Choco-licious! Choco-kosher?

There are few foods that arouse excitement and stir emotions as passionately as chocolate. Chocolate has been enjoyed for centuries, though developments in the chocolate industry over the years have…

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Cocoa – No Beans About It

Ashkenazic custom does not allow eating kitniyot (legumes) on Passover. Included in this category are rice, corn and all types of beans. So why are we permitted to eat chocolate…

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Egg & Grape Matzot

According to Ashkenazic practice, matzah made with fruit juice or eggs is permissible on Passover only for the elderly, the sick or young children who cannot digest regular matzah. The…

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Exodus: In the Merit of the Righteous Women – Tips for Pesach Preparation

The process of preparing for Pesach is an arduous one.

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Food Service List for Passover 2014

The food service establishments listed below have OU Kosher for Passover certification on a limited basis. Kosher for Passover status will be verified either by the presence of an OU-P…

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From Grapes to Kosher Wine

At first blush, one might think that wine, which starts out as natural fruit juice, would be easily deemed kosher. After all, companies have no problem manufacturing beverages such as…

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Gebrokts – Not Just a Half-Baked Idea

People are noticing that matzah meal, a longtime Pesach-baking staple, is appearing less and less in pre-packaged kosher-for-Passover products, usually substituted with potato starch. Why is matzah meal vanishing from…

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Getting to Know Your Matzah

Matzah, at the same time the simplest and most complex of kosher products, consists of just two basic ingredients – flour and water. On Passover we avoid all wheat based…

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Glossary of Common Passover Terms

Chametz: Fermented or leavened wheat, rye, oats, spelt and barley. When these grains come in contact with water, they leaven within 18 minutes. In the case of hot or salted…

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All in Good Measure

The Passover holiday is a time to celebrate our rich heritage and affirm our commitment to the continuity of our traditions. The exodus from Egypt was the point in our great…

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