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Halacha Round Up

BEDIKAT & BIUR CHAMETZ On the night before Pesach, every Jew is required to conduct a thorough search and destroy all chametz remaining in his/her possession. It is customary to begin this search with a candle and to transition to a flashlight in order to illuminate small areas. Particular attention should be given to those…

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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 with areas where chametz does not usually go and declare them off limits until Pesach. 3. Start buying Pesach staples early. Have a place ready…

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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. As a professional organizer from Baltimore, she is used to brainstorming “organizing” solutions for clients. But one of her most memorable strategies came when she…

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Kashering Checklist 2015

Here’s a handy guide to “kosherizing” your kitchen for the holiday. LIBUN GAMUR Surface must be heated to a dry temperature of approximately 850° (i.e. self-clean oven) or until it begins to glow. HAGALAH Surface should be completely cleaned with hot water and unused for 24 hours. Surface should be completely clean and dry. The…

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The Kashering Primer – Passover 2015

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 that since we have no mesorah (clear tradition) on these new materials, we must be strict and not allow kashering. Others have argued that the…

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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 result in a higher price for some OU-certified Passover foods.

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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 century American posek, explains that once a minhag is established, it does not readily change, even if circumstances change. For example, the minhag was to…

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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, a candy generally contains a flavor, and the flavor may be made from as many as 30 ingredients. Some of the ingredients in the flavor…

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