Cleaning

Cleaning Craze – I find it a bit confusing the requirements for cleaning chametz. On one hand, your website says that we don't have to go crazy. But then you say that we must make sure there are no crumbs around that could… More »
Cleaning the House Before Going Away for Passover – I am leaving for Israel a few days before Pesach and returning after the holiday. Do I still have to clean for Pesach? More »
Searching for Chametz (Leaven) Early – We will be leaving our home several days before Passover in order to spend the holiday with my in-laws. When should I check my home for chametz? Also, is there any checking I should do when I am at my… More »
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Kosher for Passover

Breakfast Foods – This will be our first year trying to observe all the Passover laws. Aish.com has been very helpful in planning our meals. But what do I do for breakfast? Other than eggs, what can I serve? My children's favorite packaged… More »
Chametz – Deeper Meaning – Is there a deeper meaning behind the law that we may not have chametz on Passover – beyond that this is what the Jews ate when they left? More »
Cool Whip on Matzah? – What are we allowed to eat on Passover? I consider myself Conservative-to-Reform, but growing up I was told things like you cannot eat peanuts. Can you eat Cool Whip? More »
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The Seder

Christian “Seder” – A good friend who is a Mormon invited my wife and me to a Passover Seder to be held at their church. I don't understand why a non-Jewish group would have a Seder, and I am uncomfortable about going. But… More »
Creative Seder – Since everyone else is recovering from various broken bones this year, I'm doing the Seder at my house. So I took the opportunity to try to add a few creative ways to tell the story of freedom. Oy vey, did… More »
Early Seder – I want to have a shortened version of the Passover Seder for my elderly father who needs to eat earlier and go to sleep. Can I have a Seder for him before the holiday begins? Can he eat matzah at… More »
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Ten Plagues & Exodus

Archaeology and the Exodus – I am in touch with someone who is interested in Judaism, but wants to understand its validity from a historic and archeological perspective. He is very bright, a Ph.D. in mathematics. He made me a challenge that he would take… More »
Duration of Slavery in Egypt – How long did the actual slavery of Egypt last? When the Children of Israel first descended to Egypt, they were treated with honor as Joseph’s family, and only after he died did the slavery begin. Do the Sages state anywhere… More »
End of Slavery in Egypt – I’m trying to figure out the timeline of the Exodus. I know that our ancestors left Egypt on the first day of Passover, but at what point did the slavery end? Did it last until the very last day, after… More »
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General

Chametz – Deeper Meaning – Is there a deeper meaning behind the law that we may not have chametz on Passover – beyond that this is what the Jews ate when they left? More »
Jewish Holidays and Celebrating our Enemies’ Destruction – I have a coworker who has some pretty anti-semitic views about a lot of things. I’m not Jewish either but I’ve tried my best to defend the Jews against him. Most of his “claims” are patent nonsense and he probably… More »
Last Chance for Matzah – I enjoy matzah and eat it all year round. When is the last time before Passover that one is permitted to eat matzah? Thanks for your help. More »
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