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Passover Q&A

Passover Q&A

The following list contains Passover "How-To" related questions and answers.
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It seems that dipping is an important part of the Passover Seder. But why?
How can it be that one group of Jews can eat rice on Passover and another group can't? Aren't we all part of the same religion?
The holidays are called moadim in Hebrew, from the word moed, which also means “appointment.”
It's that time of year: Kids return home for Passover to drive their mother nuts. Husbands become holy rollers making demands for higher standards in the kitchen in which they never lift a finger. Yet other wives turn their kitchens into high security chametz free zones—and their husbands are the menacing mice...
I often see egg matzah for sale, and have been wondering whether we can serve it at the Seder instead of regular matzah. I have always found it so much tastier . . .
When searching for leaven on the night before Passover we carry a candle, a spoon and a feather. Is there a good reason for the spoon and feather?
I know that in Israel the Seder is only celebrated on the first night. For the rest of us living outside of Israel, is the second Seder as important as the first, or is it just a custom?
Is there any type of pasta that may be eaten on the holiday of Passover?
It seems that this year’s holiday of Passover was much later in the year than it was last year. What exactly happened to delay the holiday of Passover this year?
Whenever I drink a cup of wine, I get excruciating pain in my abdomen. Usually lasts only 15 minutes, but real torture. I know it’s a mitzvah to drink all four cups at the Passover Seder, but is there a way to get around the pain?
I read in the verse that Passover is in the, “…month of Aviv.” But I cannot seem to find it in the Jewish calendar. When is the Jewish month of Aviv?
While this matzah can be made out of flour from any of the five grains (wheat, barley, spelt, rye and oats), the famed codifier of Jewish law, Rabbi Moshe Isserlis, writes that the custom is to specifically use wheat flour for the matzah...
On a basic level, that is exactly why we do it—so you should ask the question “why?”