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Can I eat legumes on Passover?

Legumes (and other grain-like substances such as rice, and corn) are called Kitniyot.  The medieval Jewish sages placed a ban on...

Why do dairy products require Kosher certification for Passover?

Dairy products are not commonly thought of as being unacceptable for Passover. They do not contain fermented grain or legumes (ever heard of pasta ice...

Do alcoholic beverages require Kosher certification for Passover?

Alcoholic beverages must bear [kosher-for-passover] certification to be used for Passover.  There are numerous issues involving what the alcohol is...

Are flat tortillas or pita bread Kosher for Passover?

No. Despite its flatness, neither a tortilla nor a pita is Kosher for Passover. 1) Whether an item is chametz or not isn't determined by its flat or...

Is plain flour Kosher for Passover?

The Short Answer: No.  The Askmoses Answer: If one of the five grains – wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt – sits in water for more than...

Is vodka or hard liquor Kosher for Passover?

The vast majority of the popular brands of liquor, whiskey, and vodka are produced from grains, and are 100% chametz. Furthermore, though it is true that...

Is quinoa kosher for Passover?

THE SHULCHAN ARUCH (REMA) IDENTIFIES several non-grain species as off limits for Ashkenazic Jews during Passover. These include mustard, lentils and...

How do I ascertain whether a particular food item is Kosher for Passover?

Foods must be specifically marked with a “Kosher for Passover” symbol (hechsher) somewhere on the packaging. Often it will be one of the...

Can I save Kosher for Passover items for next year's Passover?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...MLK: I was told I can_t keep sealed Kosher l'Pesach...

Where can I find pertinent Passover times?

Go to http://www.chabad.org/calendar/location.asp?AID=143790&hdate=1/14, type in your location and enter the date you are searching for. The most...