Eating Matza after Pesach

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Dear Rabbi Simon
I hope you had a great Pesach.
Here is my question: I know there are restrictions regarding eating matzah before Pesach. Is one allowed to eat matzah after Pesach?
Thanks,
Matt

Dear Matt
Matzah after Pesach is fine. In fact, some make a point of eating matzah every Shabbat until Shavuot, to give expression to the connection between the Exodus and receiving the Torah. But you can also eat matzah any time.
With regard to matzah before Pesach, you are right that the halakhah forbids eating matzah on erev Pesach. Many have the custom to not eat matzah from the 1st of Nissan, ie two weeks earlier. Some even refrain from the day after Purim, ie 30 days before Pesach.
Enjoy the crunch!
Best wishes
Rabbi Rashi Simon

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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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