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Leaven, Prohibition of

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It was the afternoon before Passover, and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was wandering through the streets of the Jewish quarter seeking out local smugglers . . .
Is vodka chametz?
Any time grains (wheat, barley, spelt, rye or oat) ferment, the result is chametz (see What is Chametz?). Many types of alcohol are made of, or contain, fermented grain and are therefore chametz. Alcoholic beverages made of other substances are permitted....
Question: Why is it permitted to drink wine on Passover when it is fermented with yeast? Isn't yeast forbidden on Passover? Answer: Of the hundreds of species of yeast, the Passover prohibition only applies to yeast which is a product of one of the follow...
During the holiday of Passover, the Torah prohibits us from owning or consuming any foods which are chametz or which contain it. Chametz is any food product made of wheat, barley, rye, oats or spelt, or their derivatives, which has leavened (risen) or fer...
Question: Is it really necessary to have leaven "removed" from one's property during the eight days of Passover? My plan was to box it up and put it in my shed for the week. Is this acceptable according to Torah? If not, why? Answer: The prohibition again...
Question: This question comes up in my house every year: Which vegetables can be eaten on Passover? My mother only used vegetables that grew under the ground, but my father's family eats all sorts of vegetables. Please help us do the right thing! Answer: ...
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What types of foods are permissible on Passover and which do some people refrain from eating based on their traditions and customs. (Please note: This recording is from many years ago, hence some product info may not be the same today)
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The halachot of selling chometz, searching and burning chometz, and more halochot relating to Erev Pesach.
Question: I've just been invited to attend my first seder ever. I am so excited and want to do the right things. What should I bring as a gift? Can I bake chocolate chip cookies (no yeast in them)? Or would fruit be better? Answer: Thanks for writing, I'm...
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