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Leaven, Prohibition of

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Firstly, I'd like to note that any food product -- with the exception of fresh and unprocessed fruit and vegetables -- must have reliable kosher for Passover certification in order to be eaten on Passover. Even if the food item itself contains no chametz,...
Cleaning for Passover with Young Children
I think if there is anything more nerve-racking than cleaning for Passover, it is cleaning for Passover with small children . . .
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The laws of Passover and Chometz. The Ashkenazic and Sefaradic customs on Passover and their roots.
A deeper look at the difference between Chametz and Matzah, in Hebrew it is the simple letter change from ‘Hey’ to ‘Ches’. And the laws of how to rid of Chometz.
Why the big fuss? Torah prohibits many items at various times, but-- thankfully!--we are not obligated to embark on an all-out assault against every banned item.
One year, someone in Likova came up with a novel idea: what if they all refused to buy the Jew's vodka before Passover? In that case he would have to get rid of it... and they could have it all!
When Passover arrives, we go from darkness to light.
When Passover arrives, we go from darkness to light.
The thought first occurred to me in the throes of pre-Passover cleaning: What an incredibly easy religion. I don't say it aloud; to do so would elicit hostile stares from all the exhausted people in the room
You're trapped in your life. Whichever way you turn, you encounter walls -- unshakable habits, antagonistic colleagues, elusive desires. There is a way out, but you're too big to squeeze through
An historic controversy arose between the Rabbis and sectarians as to the meaning of the command: "And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Shabbat." Although the Rabbis proved their case, why did the Torah use a word so open to misinterpret...
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