Cleaning

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 »
Why Sell Chametz (Leaven)? - I hear a lot of talk about selling one’s chametz to a non-Jew before Passover. Is this a necessary procedure? Aren’t we supposed to be searching for and disposing of our chametz before Passover? And if we do a proper… 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

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 »
Rice and Beans on Passover - I just got married and have an important question: Can we eat rice on Passover? My wife grew up eating it, and I did not. Is this just a matter of family tradition? More »
Passover Pet Food - I recently got a pet dog and am not sure what to feed it over Passover. He is used to our food, however he does need his artificial bones or he will chew the furniture instead! What are the laws… More »
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The Seder

Round Versus Square Matzah - What is the difference between the round and square matzot? When I grew up, our family always took square matzot for the Seder, but I see that many use round ones for the Seder, but square for the rest of… More »
Roasted Foods at Seder - I know we’re not supposed to eat roasted meat at the Seder. What about other foods such as chicken or potatoes? Also, is pot roast okay? 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

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 »
Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? - I always had the impression that the Pharaoh of the Exodus was Ramesses II, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Does the Torah or Talmud shed any light on his identity? 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 »
Passover – 14th or 15th? - Why is it that Passover is celebrated worldwide beginning on the night of the 15th of Nisan? The Torah states a number of times that the Passover celebration falls on the 14th day of the first month (e.g. Exodus 12:6,… More »
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