April 17th, 2011

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A bit of perspective

Recently I've heard of a few new chumrot (stringencies) regarding Passover kashrut. Actually, they way they were presented were not as chumrot, which is where people choose to follow a stringency, but as newly understood halachot that just happened to be stricter than what we all used to observe, because of a fear that we might possibly be doing it wrong.

Forgive me for saying this, but I think this is absurd. The holiday is supposed to be a time of rejoicing, and the Talmud is quite clear in many places that there's a limit to how far we need to go in eliminating chametz. Collapse )