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Download links for 2020 Pesach guides:

CRC Pesach Guide
Star-K Pesach Guide and Medicine List
OU Pesach Guide
OK Pesach Products Guide
Kof-K Pesach Product List
COR Pesach Guide

HT: Jewish Heritage Center of Queens and Long Island for most of these links

https://www.pesachbox.com/


List of things you shouldn’t forget

Last minute small cleanup prep:

Spill salt out of silver salt shaker (crumbs from Challah)
Empty out vacuum cleaner
Clean out the draw on bottom of the oven
Check pockets for crumbs


Buy/Make/Get

Corkscrew
Seder candles
Eruv Tavshilin
4 kosos that are the right shiur (size/amount)
Kos shel Eliyahu (Eliyahu’s cup)
Keara (Seder plate)
Haggadas
Matza
Wine/Grape juice

Prep before Seder

Wash lettuce
Prep horseradish?
Boil eggs
Roast chicken leg + egg
Make/buy charoses
Cook veg for karpas (potato/parsley)
Salt water

Seder plate
Maror
Karpas
Zroah
Charoses
Chazeret
Beitza



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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2019, 12:16:48 PM »
Yes

So rather than call names, why don't you just educate that person about where the biggest חשש חמץ actually is.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2019, 12:23:56 PM »
So rather than call names, why don't you just educate that person about where the biggest חשש חמץ actually is.
Also about Hiddur in the kiyum of Mitzvas Matza.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2019, 12:32:54 PM »
Also about Hiddur in the kiyum of Mitzvas Matza.
As in making sure it is true לחם עוני.  ;D
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2019, 12:37:09 PM »
Why would someone need to squeeze his own lemons?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2019, 12:38:42 PM »
Why would someone need to squeeze his own lemons?

For the same reason people don't want any other food items that aren't produced at their own home.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2019, 12:54:36 PM »
Why don't people then bake all of their own matzahs? Sugar? Chocolate?

What is the line of things that are allowed to be produced elsewhere?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2019, 01:05:31 PM »
Why don't people then bake all of their own matzahs? Sugar? Chocolate?

What is the line of things that are allowed to be produced elsewhere?

I know of one family that bakes their own matzah, but for most people it's simply not practical. I know quite a few that don't use sugar. And many that will cook the sugar before Pesach, and won't use chocolate.

So it's basically Matzos and Wine that are almost universally not produced at home (though for wine that might still mean homemade wine - just not at my own home, rather by someone else I trust).
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #82 on: April 09, 2019, 01:13:53 PM »
I know of one family that bakes their own matzah, but for most people it's simply not practical. I know quite a few that don't use sugar. And many that will cook the sugar before Pesach, and won't use chocolate.

So it's basically Matzos and Wine that are almost universally not produced at home (though for wine that might still mean homemade wine - just not at my own home, rather by someone else I trust).

Why is an individual's wine more trustworthy that Eidah Charedis wine? You personally use zero externally processed foods other than matzah? Do you milk the cows yourself (pasturization and added minerals)?

This reminds me of the Mishnah in Pesachim that talks about whether you need to redo your bedikah in case a mouse brings in a piece of bread, and the masknah is Ein L'Dvar Sof.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #83 on: April 09, 2019, 01:35:29 PM »
Why is an individual's wine more trustworthy that Eidah Charedis wine? You personally use zero externally processed foods other than matzah? Do you milk the cows yourself (pasturization and added minerals)?

This reminds me of the Mishnah in Pesachim that talks about whether you need to redo your bedikah in case a mouse brings in a piece of bread, and the masknah is Ein L'Dvar Sof.
But we don't therefore say not to bother checking. Rather, you do what you can and that's it. So the question here is what's considered normal and what is extreme. It is a subjective question, and no use arguing, no one will change anyone else's mind.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2019, 01:47:11 PM »
Do you milk the cows yourself (pasturization and added minerals)?
I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel like there must be a way for someone who doesn't eat any processed food on Pesach to avoid milking any cows...

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2019, 02:09:55 PM »
Why is an individual's wine more trustworthy that Eidah Charedis wine? You personally use zero externally processed foods other than matzah? Do you milk the cows yourself (pasturization and added minerals)?
Any commercial wine has additives. My wife and most of the kids don't go for dry wine, so it's Eidah Charedis certified wine for them.

I try to avoid comercially processed foods as much as possible.

I don't milk the cows myself, and don't really use dairy, as there's not much to be done with it (I'm not a milk drinker, nor is anyone in my house). But in theory, that would be another processed food that I would use under the "no other practical choice" rule.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2019, 02:12:53 PM »
Why is an individual's wine more trustworthy that Eidah Charedis wine?

You remind me of a head of a certain Kashrus organization who claimed that Orange Juice under his organizations certification is more mehudar for Pesach, as the commerical plants bathe/wash the oranges prior to squeezing. The only issue is that he was making an assumption - at my home we wash oranges, grapefruit and lemons which are squeezed on Pesach.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »
I know of one family that bakes their own matzah, but for most people it's simply not practical. I know quite a few that don't use sugar. And many that will cook the sugar before Pesach, and won't use chocolate.

So it's basically Matzos and Wine that are almost universally not produced at home (though for wine that might still mean homemade wine - just not at my own home, rather by someone else I trust).
The family bakes their own matzah at home ?
  If you go down to the bakery and help/watch them bake, is that considered mishing ? Also, all chabad doesn’t mish? They wouldn’t go to the hotels ?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2019, 02:53:07 PM »
The family bakes their own matzah at home ?
  If you go down to the bakery and help/watch them bake, is that considered mishing ? Also, all chabad doesn’t mish? They wouldn’t go to the hotels ?
Said family has their own matzah bakery in their basement.

Who is "all chabad"?
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First time making Pesach
« Reply #89 on: March 20, 2020, 12:16:56 AM »
Unless things change drastically, it Seems like I’ll be making Pesach for the first time this yr. Feel free to post all tips on cleaning, shopping, cooking...
I vaguely remember that Rav Sheinberg used to tell ladies that you can clean a house for Pesach in a day and he had a list of what needs to be cleaned and what doesn’t. Does anyone have the list?