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Dear Rabbi Simon
Does a glass challah board require tevillah [immersion in a mikveh, as is generally required for metal and glass utensils]?
Thank you

Hi Chana
Yes it does, but I would advise without a berachah. In many cases, such an item comes from Israel and may well be Jewish-made (in which case tevillah is not required). But not necessarily, as the workers in the factory may be Arabs (or others). Hence (due to the doubt), I would suggest that it should be immersed without a blessing.
Best wishes
Rabbi Rashi Simon

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Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
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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.
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