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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Gil Student has an interesting post on Kitniyos. It’s interesting because I’ve been thinking about it all week.

People don’t realize how serious the kitniyos issue is. I did a lot of research into it and there are some extremely good reasons for not eating Kitniyot that are still valid and applicable today – perhaps even more so.

Furthermore, everyone thinks that Sephardim stam eat kitniyot, and that isn’t true either. A lot of Sephardim don’t eat certain items, and the ones they do eat are sifted very carefully.

My mother-in-law (for instance) takes her 12 daughters and spends 3 days sifting through each grain of rice and legume before Pesach in order to use it. If it’s not checked before Pesach, it’s not used.

Now considering I’m outnumbered in my own house (the wife eats Kitniyot, and I’m letting my children follow her minhag in this matter) it becomes a serious consideration. Not so much because Sephardic food will be served (it won’t, because I don’t really like Sephardi food), but because in Israel practically everything is kitniyos.

Looks like it’s time to visit my Rabbi and see what I’m doing this year.

Here is something on A7 about it.

Any comments from the Peanut Kitniyos gallery?


Rafi G. said...

the issue is not clear cut. While Rav Bar Hayyim has good points to allow it, R' Gil's claims against were pretty strong and valid.. hopefully it will at least open up the debate. maybe over time more Rabbis will change their opinion...

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