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A Passover Primer

Any traditional Jew will tell you that the most pivotal time of the kosher year is the Festival of Passover. But it is also the most intense period of the…

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Passover Terms

MATZA Matza is made of specifically supervised flour and water, which must be baked before the dough has had time to rise, within 18 minutes or less. It is the…

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Pesach Dieters, Take Note: You Can Have Your Potato—and Eat It, Too!

Q: Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes … with all these carbs, it’s no wonder I gain a pound for every day of Pesach—and the week before, too! How can I…

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Pesach Recipe Substitutes

At some point during Pesach preparations we’ve all tried to convert a main stream recipe into a Pesach one only to discover that we don’t have a clue as to…

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Prepared Baby Food

1. Gerber Baby Food: Carrots and Squash are acceptable for Passover l’chatchila when bearing the OU. 2. Gerber Baby Food: Peas and Green Beans are Kitniyot. 3. First Choice Baby…

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Preparing for Passover

What Special Preparations Must be Made in the Jewish Home for Passover? The home must be thoroughly cleaned of all Chametz before Passover. Any Chametz not removed from a Jew’s…

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Quinoa for Passover!

The status of quinoa, the grain-like crop, was the most-asked question for the last few years on the OU’s various kashrut forums across the web and in person. Following an…

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Raw Kosher Meat and Poultry for Passover

Contemporary production methods could invalidate the Passover status of the plainest cut of raw meat.

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In Remembrance of Our Loved Ones

It is customary on Passover, as well as on the other Shalosh Rigalim (Sukkot and Shavuot) and Yom Kippur when Yizkor (the memorial service) is recited, to light a candle…

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Selling Leaven

Selling leaven of Jewish owned companies for Passover accomplishes two functions. Firstly, it prevents the owners of the leaven from violating the Bibilical prohibition of owning leaven as it states…

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