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Dear Rabbi Simon I am a practising Roman Catholic very committed to my faith in God. I am engaged to marriage a Jewish man. We both have symbols of our faiths and if we get a house together want to share these. Would the crucifix, the symbol of my faith, be allowed in our home? My boyfriend has decided to have…

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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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