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Gluten Free

There appears to be a misimpression among many that a product that features a gluten-free status can be understood to mean that the product is also chametz-free. This is an error. There are a number of examples in which a product can be gluten free and nevertheless chametz. Products that contains oats, or oat fiber, […]

Why Do Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea Need Passover Certification?

Regular, unflavored coffee or black tea are considered kosher for Passover without a special certification, but the same is not true for decaffeinated teas and coffees. Rabbi Elefant explains the decaffeination process and what makes it problematic for Passover.

What Foods Don’t Require Certification?

While it’s recommended you use food on Passover that has a specific kosher for Passover certification, what, if any, foods don’t need it?

Do Non-Edible Items Require Kosher Certification?

Do paper plates and napkin need a special Passover certification? How about tin foil or plastic wrap? Rabbi Elefant explore non-edibles and whether they need a special Pesach heksher.

4 Questions on Kashering

Wondering about the ins and outs of kashering your kitchen for Pesach? The OU’s Rabbi Dov Schreier and his son Eliyahu discuss a different 4 questions for Passover!

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