Passover Articles

Another Four (Or More) Questions? Your 2024 Pesach FAQS

Read some of the most popular Pesach questions submitted to our OU Kosher experts.

Let Them Eat Cake: Ingredient Substitutions Done Right

Cooking for Pesach is no simple task, as we can’t use many of our pantry staples. Check out this ingredient substitution guide.

Own a Pet? Make Sure It Doesn’t Go Hungry This Pesach

Can your pet eat chametz on Pesach? What pet-food ingredients are chametz? Rabbi Loike answers these questions and more.

Chametz: When to Peddle and When to Purge?

Selling Chametz is time-honored and halachically acceptable. Some, however, do not want to rely on such a sale for Chametz Gamur.

Read Before Dipping: Your Guide to Tevillat Keilim

Food utensils acquired from a non-Jew and made from gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, or lead, must be toiveled.

The Spirit of the Holiday

When enjoyed responsibly, liquor and liqueurs can enhance the Yom Tov spirit. On Pesach, they require special Pesach certification.

But Who’s Counting? A Guide to Sefirat HaOmer

Every year we count the days from Pesach to Shavuot. This mitzvah is known as Sefirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer.

Not Home During Pesach? Not a Problem

Staying in an Airbnb, college dorm or hospital during Pesach? Get answers to frequently-asked halachic questions.

From East to West: Where Do Sephardic and Ashkenazic Poskim Differ When It Comes to Kashering?

Learn the major differences between Sephardim and Ashkenazim regarding chametz utensils and kashering for Pesach.

The Paradoxes of The Rav

The Rav loved the idea of paradoxes because they convey that reality is not so simple that it can be reduced to one dimension.