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804. Baking Matzah on Erev Pesach
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113:8 The very scrupulous bake the matzah for the mitzvah on erev Pesach after midday, which was the time when the Pesach sacrifice was brought. Since this is after the time when chometz is forbidden, it is advisable for one to specifically nullify the crumbs and to say in a language that he understands: “Any […]
803. The Fast of the Firstborn Sons
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113:6 Firstborn sons, whether first-born of the father or of the mother, fast on erev Pesach even if it falls on Friday. One who was born after a miscarriage also needs to fast. As long as the firstborn son is under the age of bar mitzvah, the father fasts in his place. One is allowed […]
802. Cutting Hair and Nails on Erev Pesach
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113:4 Cutting one’s hair and nails must be done before midday. If one forgot, he may cut his nails after midday (himself or by another person for free – Mishnah Brurah 468:5) but he may then only have his hair cut by a non-Jew. (Those who may cut their hair and launder their clothes on […]
801. Labor on Erev Pesach
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113:2 On erev Pesach, it is prohibited to eat chometz after one-third of the day, counting from dawn until the stars come out. (Some say from sunrise to sunset, which turns out to be lenient in this matter; it is advisable to follow the stringent opinion – Mishnah Brurah 443:8.) One is permitted to use […]
800. Prayer on Erev Pesach
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112:6 All utensils that were not kashered for Pesach must be scrubbed thoroughly on erev Pesach before the sixth hour of the day, then washed so that there is no visible chometz on them. These should be put away in a secluded place, where one would not normally go on Pesach. It is best to […]
799. Paste, Ink
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112:4 One is permitted to use paste to stick papers to a window, even within thirty days of Pesach, so long as the chometz in the paste is not visible. We are not strict on this because the paste is not entirely chometz, plus it is covered. If it is visible from the outside, it […]
798. Starched Clothes
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112:2 Grain in which kernels were sprouting or split, even if they are a few mixed in with many, and grain on which water had fallen or that had been soaked with water, may not be kept over Pesach. (There is room for leniency in the case of a financial loss – Shaarei Tziyon 447:30.) […]