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Practical Pesach Questions

Dear Rabbi Simon, 1) I have just moved house and have a few questions relating to Pesach cleaning. Hob: I now have an electric hob instead of gas.  Do you just clean and turn it on high for 10 minutes or do you have to pour boiling water over it (will it crack?) Counter tops: you said we just need…

Q&A Collection: Pesach Shorts

Q: Can I use normal fairy liquid or do I need to buy kosher for Pesach fairy liquid or surface cleaners? A: Fairy Liquid–Regular is OK. Surface cleaners too. Q: Can I use vegetables that have been in a fruit and vegetable basket for Pesach or should I not? A: Produce for Pesach: Yes you may. Some are careful not…

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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,
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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