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Can I prepare my Passover food if there's still chametz in the house?

  

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Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?

Adir: what do you have to do to prepare Passover foods before passover starts

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: what do you mean?

Adir: my wife and I would like to make chicken soup for passover. we will be using passover products and passover pots spoons etc I would like to do this one week prior to the holiday starts. what has to be done

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: is your kitchen -- your stove and countertops -- Kosher for passover?

Adir: yes

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: as long as everything involved in the process is kosher for passover it is perfectly ok - just make sure it doesn't come in contact with non kosher for passover stuff

Adir: so even though i did not sell my Chametz yet I can prepare foods and put in the freezer

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: is your freezer lined (with aluminum foil etc)?

Adir: yes

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: then sure

Adir: thanks

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: pleasure

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: will that be all for today?

Adir: yes

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: good night

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Chametz
Any leavened product which is produced from wheat, barley, rye, spelt or oats. This includes bread, cake, cereals, crackers, biscuits, yeast, pasta and whisky. It is forbidden for a Jew to possess or consume Chametz throughout Passover.
Passover
A Biblically mandated early-spring festival celebrating the Jewish exodus from Egypt in the year 1312 BCE.
Kosher
Literally means "fit." Commonly used to describe foods which are permitted by Jewish dietary laws, but is also used to describe religious articles (such as a Torah scroll or Sukkah) which meet the requirements of Jewish law.