Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. I have more questions for you:
First, pardon my ignorance, what does "kitniyot" mean? I have always read that sesame seeds are not acceptable for Passover, yet year after year they sell those sesame seed candies that are marked kosher for Passover.
Are cashews kosher for Pasover? I've read that they, like peanuts, are legumes and would therefore not be acceptable. As long as we're on this subject, what about all the other nuts - hazelnuts, brazil nuts, macademias, sunflower seeds, pumkin seeds?
A non Jewish friend commented that he had purchased orange juice with a
sticker that said Kosher for Passover. It reminded me of my own curiosity
as to how certain "non leaven" products achieve that designation. Thanks!
I work out of my home kitchen and I just found out that I can not receive
the OU certification. What type of certification can I get for a home
kitchen? What do I need to do? Who do I need to contact? What steps do I
need to take? Thank you again!
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and so can have not gluten
(wheat, barley, rye, spelt, etc). Peasach is always at my house, and I
have no problem cooking for the normal people, but what do I eat as a
substitute for matzoh and matzoh (wheat) containing food?
Wild rice is a grass that is grown in Minnesota. I was asking about it
being acceptable, not regular long grain rice. Still, I'm awaiting an
answer on wild rice, not regular rice like Uncle Ben's.
Thanks for your reply but this does not answer my original question.
I am planning on making a deep fried turkey for seder. I usually use
peanut oil for the frying medium, but I hold to the minhag that peanuts are
kitnyot. Do you know what oil would have a high smoking point, and still
HI .I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK YOU A QUESTION TO HELP ME WITH MY STUDIES AS I
AM A STUDENT IN CHILD-CARE & EDUCATION. DOING A CHILD NUTRITION PROJECT.AND
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE MEANING OF KOSHER,PLEASE. THIS WOULD BE MUCH
MANY THANKS, FROM CAROL
I am a gentile, so pardon my ignorance. Somebody asked me, and I thought I
knew everything, but...What is the exact definition of kosher? How would
this apply to candy? Or, how do I find a good general/basic reference for
such elementary queries? Trying to learn.
During the passover holiday, is it o.k. to have painters do work on the outside
of a house? No entry is made into the Jewish home. Our community has made
arrangements weeks ago and it has created a problem with one family and this can
be very costly. We will of course do everything we can and do the right thing.
Please advise. But it has created a really Big Big problem....an answer please.
ASAP as I thought this was a happy holiday.
This is a repeat of a previous question, the reply to email address was wrong,
so please ignore that one. What is the best traditional greeting in Hebrew to
wish someone a 'Happy Passover' - for example, in Israel now, what would you say
to wish someone a 'Happy Passover'?
Is rice K4P? I've read different things about this, sometimes depending upon
Sephardic vs. Askenazi tradition
I don't think I've seen this directly addressed in Torah. If you have any
in rabbinic literature, I would appreciate it.
Why is it that some ashkenasik rabbis do not permit corn to be used on passover?
i can understand not allowing popcorn, as it is a leavened product, but if we
were to disallow all things that could be leavened then matzoh (which is made of
wheat, just the same as bread is) would not be permissable. I have been
searching for a long time to understand why the non popped form of corn, and
also derivatives (corn syrup, corn oil) are not kosher for passover and i hope
you can finally help me.
I have a passover recipe book that says you can not use garlic during passover,
yet I see other recipes on the net, etc, that use garlic. What's the reason we
can't use garlic? Or is my cookbook incorrect?