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1,134. Eating Matzah, and Eating in General, on Erev Pesach
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Chometz u’Matzah 6:11 There is a rabbinic enactment not to eat anything after the matzah, not even roasted seeds, nuts or similar such things. Even if one already ate matzah, if he subsequently ate other food, fruit, etc., he must eat another olive-sized portion of matzah afterwards and then stop eating. Chometz u’Matzah 6:12 The […]
1,133. Is This Matzah Considered “Watched?”
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Chometz u’Matzah 6:9 Loaves from thanksgiving offerings and cakes from a nazir’s offering, which one person made for his own use, may not be used to perform the mitzvah of matzah as per Exodus 12:17, “You shall watch the matzos.” Matzah for the mitzvah must be watched strictly for the purpose of the mitzvah. The […]
1,132. Matzah Made From Restricted Substances
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Chometz u’Matzah 6:7 One cannot perform the mitzvah by eating matzah that is prohibited to him, such as matzah made from untithed produce (tevel), first tithe from which terumah has not been separated, or matzah that was stolen. The general rule is that any matzah on which one would recite grace after meals (bentching) can […]
1,130. Eating Matzah Unintentionally
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Chometz u’Matzah 6:3 If person eats matzah without having intention to fulfill the mitzvah, such as if others force him to eat matzah, he nevertheless fulfills the obligation. If a person eats an olive-sized portion of matzah in a state of unawareness, like a fugue state, and he later recovers, he must eat matzah again. […]
1,129. The Obligation to Eat Mitzvah
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Chometz u’Matzah 6:1 There is a Torah commandment to eat matzah on the night of 15 Nisan, as per Exodus 12:18, “In the evening, you shall eat matzah.” This mitzvah applies in every time and place. Eating matzah does not depend on bringing the Passover offering; it is an independent mitzvah. The obligation to eat […]
1,127. Kashering Utensils for Pesach
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Chometz u’Matzah 5:23 Regarding utensils of metal and stone, like pots, in which chometz was boiled, these are kashered by putting them inside a larger utensil, covering them with water and then boiling the water with them inside until they expel whatever chometz they may have absorbed. They are then washed in cold water, after […]
1,126. Using Chometz Utensils on Pesach
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Chometz u’Matzah 5:21 Earthenware vessels that were used for cold chometz products may also be used for cold matzah products except for those that held yeast or charoses because they have a strong leavening ability. A trough in which chometz was kneaded and then left to leaven is considered the same as a vessel in […]