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Tevila for Seder Plate

Question: Does a silver plated seder plate require tevilas keilim with a bracha? Answer: In fact it would seem that מעיקר הדין the seder plate does not require tevilah at all. The general rule is that only keilim used for eating require tevilah. The seder plate in most homes is only for display purposes, and is in fact not eaten off of at all. Earlier sources quoted to be tovel the seder plate where in a ti ...

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Tevilah for Seder Plate

Question: Does a silver plated seder plate require tevilas keilim with a bracha? Answer: In fact it would seem that מעיקר הדין the seder plate does not require tevilah at all. The general rule is that only keilim used for eating require tevilah. The seder plate in most homes is only for display purposes, and is in fact not eaten off of at all. Earlier sources quoted to be tovel the seder plate where in a ti ...

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Quinoa on Pesach

Question: Is Quinoa permissible for Pesach use for Ashkenazim who do not eat kitniyot? Answer: One should be stringent and treat quinoa as kitniyot on Pesach. :תשובת מורנו הרב נשאלתי ע"י רבים בזרעוני קינואה שלאחרונה רבים הצורכים אותם כמאכל בריאות, והוא מעין מין קטניות ועושין ממנו מעין דייסה ומיני מאפה, האם יש בזה איסור קטניות בפסח. ולאחר דרישה וחקירה נתברר לי שמזון זה היה עיקר מזונם של בני שבט האינקה בדרום ...

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Soft Matzot for Ashkenazi

Question: An Ashkenazi is spending Seder night by a Sephardi who is accustomed to eat soft matzot made under strict hashgacha. Is the ashkenazi guest permitted to fulfill his obligation by partaking of the soft matzot or does he need to bring his own matzot to the seder? Answer: It is clear from the Gemara and Rishonim in a number of places that in the times of Chazal the Matzah was more similar to a pita l ...

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