Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Allowing Kitniyos (to a degree)

Every year, the kitniyos discussion is a hot topic around Pesach time.

A friend of mine moved to Israel a little while ago and he commented that in Israel, because of the heavy "Sefardic" influence (Sefardim do not practice restrictions on kitniyos during Pesach), it is even harder to follow these Ashkenazic traditions than it is in the US.

This is why this article is a breath of fresh air. Not just because of what it says, but because a Rabbi can take a stand, and has the backbone to hold by his opinion - which is actually shared by many, but few (with the stature required) would stand up and say "it's time to reconsider" - despite whatever backlash may ensue.

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