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Is Whisky Chametz


Is liquor (whiskey, scotch, etc) considered to be сhametz m’doraisa or m’drabbanan?


It has the halachah of chametz mid’oraisa.

The Shulchan Aruch Ha-Rav writes: “Zei’a (lit. sweat) that comes out of chametz is considered as chametz itself [this ruling is given by the Rema], and therefore whisky, which is produced from chametz, is not considered ta’aroves chametz, but rather as chametz itself.”


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  1. Someone should start distilling a quinoa based spirit!

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