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Mincha + Lunch & Learn

18 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 18 April, 2019

In the heart of the capitol, Rabbi Rashi Simon explores ideas, ask questions, and engages with young professionals each week. This jolt in the day refreshes the mind and causes participants to refocus as necessary. With gratitude to Her Majesty and officials – we welcome regulars and new comers to join and participate.

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Date:
18 April
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Questions & Answers
this week

Questions and Answers

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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