What is Kitniyot?

Kitniyot in Hebrew is “legumes.” However, during Passover, it refers to the following grains: Wheat, Spelt, Barley, Oats and Rye. Today in Orthodox Judaism, it also includes other grains and legumes. These include Rice, Peas, Corn, Lentils and Beans. During Passover, all of these items are considered forbidden for Ashkenazi Jews around the world. I

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Matza

Matza is the most well-known food consumed during Passover. Matza is made of just two ingredients—flour and water—which are quickly mixed together and baked before the dough can rise and become chametz (leaven), which is strictly forbidden on Passover. It forbidden to take more than 18 minutes from start to finish of the matza-making process. The

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In a Rush! No Leavened Bread!

In Exodus 12, we read about putting the blood of the sacrifice upon the doorposts and lintel of the door. G-d said in verse 14, And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the L-rd throughout your generations: ye shall keep it a feast by

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Shabbat Shalom

This week, the Torah Portion is Ki Tisa.  It covers Exodus 30:11 – 24:35.  Here is a brief commentary from Baruch: Recently I had a discussion with a man that said he was tired of hearing teachings on the nation of Israel. He said that Israel is no longer important, what should be the focus

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