1. Flour made from the five types of grains (wheat, barely, oats, rye and spelt),
that came into contact with water, and was left to sit (not being baked within 18
minutes from the time it got mixed), is Hametz.
2. Store owners who stock
open food that is Kosher for Passover must store it separately to insure that no
Hametz falls in and make it unkosher.
3. One may not buy food for Pesah from
someone who sells unkosher food as well, unless it is in a closed package with the
proper seals testifying to its being kosher. Without this, we do not rely on the
reputation of the store owner for Kashrut of the Passover foods.
4. It is
customary to check rice 3 times carefully before cooking to ensure that no wheat
is mixed in with it.
5. A Sepharadi who has an Ashkenazic guest for Pesah,
must take care not to cause the Ashkenazic guest to transgress the laws that he
is accustomed to keeping on Pesah. This also applies to other laws that Ashkenazim
may have during the rest of the year.
6. An Ashkenazi may eat food cooked
in one's house who is lenient in eating legumes on Pesah, as long as the vessels
are cleaned thoroughly before they are used to cook with.
7. An Ashkenazic
woman who is married to a Sephardic man, who eats rice on Pesah, may cook rice for
her husband on Pesah. She may also be lenient and eat the rice on Pesah if she wishes.
It is, however, preferable that she do so only after making a dissolution of vows.
This rule applies similarly to any other laws Ashkenazim have on Pesah.
A Sephardic woman married to an Ashkenazic man, may not cook rice for herself in
her husband's house on Pesah. When she is in her parents house, however, she is
permitted to eat rice and legumes.
9. If one finds a split wheat kernel in
a cooked dish of rice or the like, even if only the least bit opened, the entire
dish becomes forbidden. This is so even if there are sixty parts of rice against
the wheat. In suck an instance, one must wait twenty-four hours and then kosher
the pot by immersing it in boiling water.
10. If wheat was found in a rice
dish while it is being cooked, the rice may not be eaten even if the wheat is removed.
11. It is permitted to eat salted fish or cheese that is salted before Pesah
even if the salt was not checked for crumbs of leaven.
12. Jelly or jam that
was made during the year in a Hametz container, is still considered kosher for Pesah
13. Food mixed in with citric acid granules (which are processed
with leaven) may be used. It is preferable to buy such floods before Pesah.
14. Food mistakenly cooked on Pesah in a Hametz pot that had not been used for over twenty-four
consecutive hours may be eaten.
15. It is permitted to use perfume and other
cosmetic items on Pesah (that may contain leaven), because they are not even suitable
for a dog to eat. Similarly, snuff that is made with grain alcohol (which ids absolute
leaven) may be used on Pesah.
16. A dishwasher that washes with boiling water
and soap may be used on Pesah after it has been thoroughly cleaned. The machine
should be put through one cleaning cycle when empty.
17. A microwave oven
is permitted to use on Pesah, after cleaning the microwave well, the food is placed
in a closed carton or wrapped in plastic. Some authorities maintain that if water
contain a "spoiling" factor (soap or detergent that was boiled in it, and the walls
of the microwave absorbed the vapors), This suffices in koshering the microwave.
18. One should take care not to buy roasted peanuts or sunflower seeds if they
do not have proper certification testifying to their kashrut, because flour is often
mixed in with the salt that is on them.
19.Fine salt is Kosher for Passover