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Fast of Tamuz

9 July

Fast begins 3:42am

Shacharit 7:30am

Mincha 9:00pm

“Ohr ha-Hayyim on Exile and Redemption”

Maariv 10:05pm

Fast Ends 10:18pm

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9 July
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Ask the Rabbi: Quinoa on Pesach
Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
Many thanks,
Tzippy
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Dear Tzippy,
In line with other American authorities, I am in favour of quinoa. Although I reject completely the voices (mostly from Israel) seeking to abolish the ban on kitniyot entirely, IMO we do not need to include in the prohibition pseudo-grains that were unknown in the Old World until modern times. Best to buy with a Pesach hechsher though, to be free of any possible wheat contamination.
Rabbi Rashi Simon
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