With the beginning of the month of Nissan, we turn our attention to a timely halachah: the giving of kimcha de’pischa, or maos chittin. Many of us have heard the… Read more »
This week’s article discusses the timely issue of maos chittin. What are the defining properties of the maos chittin collection? Is it a tax or a charity appeal? Can one use his maaser money towards maos chittin? Who is obligated to give maos chittin, who qualifies to receive the donations, and for which purposes can the collected money be used? These questions, and more, are addressed in this week’s article.
We would like to sell our chometz directly to a gentile and are packing up our chometz in boxes. Can you offer us some guidelines as to which items we can keep over Pesach and which items should be sold?
What is Kitniyot, which types of food are included under this category, which medicines are permitted on Pesach, and which general foods require a Hechsher for Pesach