Kitniyot Conundrums

April 17, 2019
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When ashkenazim go to sephardi homes, what can they eat, what is the status of the plates and utensils?

The origin of kitniyot and the concern about chametz getting mixed in with kitniyot. Kitniyot cannot become chametz, the concern is chametz getting mixed in (since chametz is asur b’mashehu).

Kitniyot is not actual chametz and there are 5 situations in which we treat it differently:

  1. Emergencies
  2. Those who are ill
  3. Kitniyot oil for lighting fuel
  4. Kitniyot items don’t need to be sold
  5. Kitniyot mixtures

What if kitniyot gets mixed in to your food – accidentally or intentionally (e.g. products that contain kitniyot)?

Cooking kitniyot in Pesach dishes

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, April 17th, 2019, 12 Nisan 5779

See also: Celiac Issues and oat matzah