Kol Sasson

Dear Rabbi Simon Is there a correlation or commentary on Jeremiah 7:34 and the wedding song that uses the same words? Susan Dear Susan, Thank you for your question, which is very apropos to my son Yehuda’s wedding earlier this week. There is indeed a correlation. The prophet Jeremiah seems to have coined (or more likely, immortalised) the phrase “kol…

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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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