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Hints for Pesach Cleaning

A Few Hints For Pesach Cleaning 1. START EARLY – If you begin right after Purim and do a little bit every day, the job is not overwhelming. 2. Start…

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Immersing Ourselves in Tevilat Keilim

A refresher on tevillat keilim and a primer on its practical applications.

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In Search of a Stress-Free Pesach? Try Calling Your Local Pesach Organizer

A new trend finds frum uber-organized women fusing their talents with their religious sensibilities to help Jewish women organize their homes—and their lives. Rivka Slatkin is a woman of ideas….

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Kashering Checklist

What by water? What by fire? (Yes, the subject is still Passover.) Here’s a handy guide to “kosherizing” your kitchen for the holiday. HAGALAH Surface should be unused for 24…

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The Kashering Primer – Passover 2014

All about Pesach kashering, a process to prepare chametz vessels for Pesach use.

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Kashering Microwaves and Dishwashers for Passover

SYNTHETIC MATERIALS Microwaves and dishwasher are usually made of synthetic materials, such as plastic. There are differing opinions as to whether one may kasher such materials. Some poskim have held…

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Kitniot

OU certified Passover products do not contain kitniot, that is corn or soy oil, corn syrup, dextrose or any legumes. Inflated costs of natural cane sugar and cottonseed oil may…

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Kitniyot – It’s all about the Custom

Although there are many definitions as to what constitutes kitniyot, the bottom line is that it all depends on the reigning custom (minhag). Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt’l, the pre-eminent 20th…

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Kitniyot Ingredients

Why at times can the OU not tell me if something is made from kitnityot? All products are made from ingredients, and ingredients are often made from sub-units. For example,…

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Behind the Scenes of Kosher Meat

Surprisingly little is actually known about the kosher meat and poultry industry – misconceptions abound.

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