Passover

Kitniyot: A Lesson in Legumes

March 17, 2010

OU-D, OU-Fish, OU-P—is there anything left? YES! The OU has unveiled a new kashrus symbol: OU-Kitniyot. This symbol is designed to help those who eat kitniyot during Passover. For background data, tune in here to Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth assigned to record OU halachic policies, as he addresses such questions as: Which botanicals are considered “Kitniyot”? Why do some consume them when others avoid them like the plague (or like 10 plagues)? You’ll go “nuts” over what you hear! If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gersten please send them to: gerstene@ou.org