There is a dispute among the poskim regarding whether one may use grape juice to fulfill the mitzvah of drinking the 4 cups at the Passover Seder. Presented by Rabbi Menachem Genack CEO and Rabbinic Administrator of OU Kashruth. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry […]
Selected Haggadah Chants: an explanation of the nusah chant for Ha Lachma Anya and musical origin and usage of Adir Hu. Presented by: Cantor Bernard Beer, Director, Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music. accompanied by Cantor Eric S. Freeman
G-d wants us to guard our health. G-d wants us to avoid eating Chametz during Pesach. What do we do when these imperatives conflict? What does one do when a medicine contains fermented grains or legumes? OU Kashruth is happy to present Rabbi Mintz, the Rabbinic Coordinator charged with recording OU policy, in a special […]
As Pesach draws closer, we get more and more engrossed in our “Pesach cleaning.” The Torah prohibits us from having any form of chametz (leaven) in our homes on Pesach and, as a result, we diligently clean our homes of any last remnant of leaven. Chametz is fermented dough, i.e. dough that has been left […]
Products and Medications for use on Pesach. Presented Rabbi David Mintz an OU Rabbinic Coordinator of Psak and Policy. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry H. Beren Ask OU8 Pesach Yom Iyun .
Kashering for Pesach: A Demonstration by Rabbi Moshe Perlmutter an OU Rabbinic Field Representative and Kosherization Specialist. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry H. Beren Ask OU8 Pesach Yom Iyun.
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 Kitniyot (“legumes”). How did such a custom start among the Ashkenazim? To what foods does it […]
What does Hashem Elokecha ask from you, but to fear Hashem Elokecha and to walk in His ways? (Devarim, 10:13) PESACH One of the four sons discussed in the Haggadah is the Rashah. The Rashah asks, “Mah HaAvodah Hazos Lachem,” what is this Avodah for you? On Shavuot we say “Chetzi L’Hashem v’Chetzi Lachem”, half […]
Dear friends, I would like to share with you an interpretation of the ”Four Children” of the Passover Haggadah, which I found to be personally meaningful. According to Rabbi Yehudah Leib Chasman, a noted teacher of musar – Torah ethics, the ”Four Children” should not be understood as four distinct personalities, as the traits exemplified […]
BEDIKAT CHAMETZ WHEN TO PERFORM THE BEDIKA 1) On the eve of the fourteenth of Nissan one is required to search one’s home or domain for all chametz (SA 433-1). If one can only perform the bedika either on the thirteenth by day or on the fourteenth by day, one should perform the bedika on […]