Passover

Kitniyos: The Next Best Thing to Chometz

February 26, 2007

Only five grains can ferment to become chometz (leavened); why are so many more forbidden during Pesach? Join Rabbi Mintz, OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator charged with recording OU P’sak and Policy, in a thorough exploration of the topic of Kitniyos (“legumes”). How did such a custom start among the Ashkenazim? To what foods does it apply? What about derivatives like citric acid and corn syrup? What if an Ashkenazi is invited to his Sefardic in-laws for a Pesach meal? You won’t want to miss this informative presentation. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Mintz please send them to: mintzd@ou.org