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Leaven, Prohibition of

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Everything you need to know about Passover’s forbidden food
Is there any type of pasta that may be eaten on the holiday of Passover?
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 . . .
Question: My children are finicky eaters and don’t like the Passover meals I prepare for them. Any suggestions? Answer: Passover can be challenging, but there are ways and means to make it lots of fun as well! Here are a few suggestions I’ll share with yo...
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: ...
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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