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Question: I sold my whiskey to my Non-Jewish neighbor before Pesach. He told me he would do it as long as I had a drank some of the whiskey with him after Pesach. I said fine. I realized if I drank with him it would be Chametz which wasn’t sold over Pesach, but it should be permitted after I drink with him. I still haven’t drank with him, is it permitted.
Ate a yogurt with a meaty spoon
Question: The other day my son woke up and couldn’t find a milk spoon so he a ate yoghurt with a meat spoon and washed it off. Was that Ok?
Tefillin on Chol HaMoed
Question: I am a Ba’al Teshuva and I see there are those people who wear Tefillin on Chol HaMoed and there are those who don’t. What custom should I follow?
The least amount of Matzah one can eat on Leil Haseder
Question: I have a very hard time eating Matzah but I push myself a lot to fulfill the mitzvah. What are the fewest amount of Kazaitim do I need to eat?
Passover - Is Selling the Chametz a Farce?
Rabbi Ilan Meirov addresses the question that many of us have on our minds...
Bedikat Chametz on time
Question: I’m an accountant and Pesach always falls out around tax season, the busiest time of the year. I usually have to stay late hours in the office to make parnassa for the year. I take of all the time I can for Pesach but when it comes to Leil Bedikat Chametz I can’t make it home in time for Tzeit Hakochavim. (It is either that day or a work on Chol HaMoed.) Should I make a shliach to-do the bedikah for me at the correct time, or should I just wait until I get home?
Chametz being watched by someone else over Pesach
Question: My friend started making an Oneg Shabbat in the Bet Knesset including some Chametz stuff like pretzels and beer. He was storing the stuff by my house. We both forgot about it until after Pesach. I even cleaned there but since it was his stuff, I didn’t really pay attention to what was there. Was the stuff considered Chametz Sheavar Alav Hapesach. Did either of us transgress Bal Yeraeh.
Question: Every year before Pesach we diligently do Bedikat Chametz, and Biur Chametz and sell our Chametz. Why do we need to do so many things, my wife gets rid of all of our chametz anyway? Also, every year I get sick from the smoke of Biur Chametz, can I just give the chametz to my Non-Jewish neighbor?
Water Bars for Pesach
Question: Is it possible to make a water bar we use during the year Kosher for Pesach?
Leftover Hummus over Pesach
Question: We are cleaning our fridge for Pesach and we are removing all the stuff no Kosher for Pesach. We are also removing all the leftover salads and dips we have. We have recently bought a large container of Hummus (we don’t eat Kitniyot) and I don’t want to throw it out. Can I keep in the Fridge over Pesach?
Renting a car during Chol HaMoed Pesach
Question: We are planning to rent a car on Pesach but I don’t if it will be checked for Chametz. Will I need to do a Bedikat Chametz in the car before I use it? Is there a difference if I rent from Jewish owned Rent a car or a Non-Jewish owned Rental company?
Travelling before Pesach
Question: We live in Belgium and we are planning to come to Eretz Yisroel of Purim to visit family, stay for three weeks and then return to Belgium for Pesach. Do we need to do a Bedikat Chametz before we leave? If so, od we need to say a Bracha?
Finding Chametz on Pesach
Question: Lat year my children hid ten pieces of Chametz before bedikat Chametz as usual. I couldn’t find one of the pieces and we just assumed they put out nine by mistake. During Chol Hamoed the last piece was discovered to my chagrin. I quickly threw it out. Did I do the correct thing? What should I do I if find Chametz on Pesach?
Pesach - Cleaning Your House
Does one need to clean toys for Passover? How do companies get rid of all their chametz? Is toothpaste considered chametz? Rabbi Lauffer with practical tips and guidelines on cleaning your home for Pesach
Eating before reading the Megillah
Question: To the Rabbi: I live in a small Jewish community with one Bet Knesset in the area. On Purim, we have one reading at night and one in the morning for everyone. Small as it is, our community makes the reading very exciting and the kids really get into banging for Haman and it’s a lot of fun. The issue I have, I am a little bit older and with all the fun the reading takes a long time and it is hard for me to fast until the end of the reading. May I eat something before the Kriah so I can pay attention the whole way through?
Brachot of Kriat HaMegillah
Question: Shalom Rabb i I wanted to ask I am the Baal Koreh for the Megillah in my Bet Knesset. Unfortunately, my father A”H was niftar this year and I am in Aveilut. It is better not to say the bracha fo Shehecheyanu during the year. Can I have someone else say the brachot and I will read the Megillah?
Are Tabaco Leaves in the Category of Chametz?
Shalom, I wanted to know what is the rule regarding Tabaco leaves: is it chametz or is it not chametz? And what is the reasoning for this? Thank you very much.
Why Did the Gentile who Bought Chametz from Rav Elyashiv Convert?
In honor of the sixth anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Zt "l. A fascinating story and a glimpse of the greatness of the legendary Torah giant
Passover - The Symbolism of Chametz & Matzah
Rabbi Yitzchak Yisraeli explains the essential difference between Chametz and Matzah, and what we can learn from this to our own lives.