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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



« Last edited by Joel2 on April 06, 2020, 08:41:00 PM »

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2020, 01:31:21 AM »
[/size]I tell my wife there is no concept in halacha of "cleaning" for Pesach, only searching for chametz. Cleaning is only necessary in places that might come in contact with food on Pesach, and to the extent cleaning is necessary to make searching possible.Agree?
You need to search for Chometz wherever there may be chometz in the house. According to Reb Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, once you cleaned you do not need bedika (probably because it is now considered בדוק). So technically you are right that only the kitchen and eating areas need cleaning. But if you don't clean your closets etc, you MUST do a bedika thoroughly especially if you have young children in th house.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2020, 01:32:53 AM »
You need to search for Chometz wherever there may be chometz in the house. According to Reb Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, once you cleaned you do not need bedika (probably because it now receoves the statu of Ain Machnisim Bo Chametz ואין כאן מקומו להאריך). So technically you are right that only the kitchen and eating areas need cleaning. But if you don't clean your closets etc, you MUST do a bedika thoroughly especially if you have young children in th house.
Correct. I'm differentiating between bedika and cleaning.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #168 on: March 29, 2020, 01:35:23 AM »
You need to search for Chometz wherever there may be chometz in the house. According to Reb Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, once you cleaned you do not need bedika (probably because it now receoves the statu of Ain Machnisim Bo Chametz ואין כאן מקומו להאריך). So technically you are right that only the kitchen and eating areas need cleaning. But if you don't clean your closets etc, you MUST do a bedika thoroughly especially if you have young children in th house.
do you have the source? The mechaber clearly writes that you have to be bodek , even if you have already cleaned. תלג:יא
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #169 on: March 29, 2020, 01:49:53 AM »
Three things:
1-The kitchen takes longer than you think. Leave yourself plenty of time to kasher and cover AFTER the cleaning is all done.
2-Preparing for the seder also takes time.
3-Don't forget that everyone needs to eat on Erev Pesach. Some ideas: vegetable soup, potato knishes, fried hamburgers and yapchik.

For the record, you are allowed to eat kneidlach on erev pesach! and believe it or not, they are not Chametz! Although whose of us who are makpid on gebrokts (myself included) would need a pot to cook it in.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #170 on: March 29, 2020, 01:53:52 AM »
do you have the source? The mechaber clearly writes that you have to be bodek , even if you have already cleaned. תלג:יא
שלמי מועד page שיא I will rephrase what I said, it seems like he is assuming/asserting that the cleaning is also including a bedika that the person makes sure that there is no Chametz there.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #171 on: March 29, 2020, 01:55:33 AM »
Any recommendations for a good haggada for preparing for kids seder?
What ages?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #172 on: March 29, 2020, 01:57:05 AM »
שלמי מועד page שיא I will rephrase what I said, it seems like he is assuming/asserting that the cleaning is also including a bedika that the person makes sure that there is no Chametz there.
mishna berura addresses this unless you mean cleaning on leil יד?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #173 on: March 29, 2020, 02:09:31 AM »
mishna berura addresses this unless you mean cleaning on leil יד?
Nope. See below. Also, I heard that when he did Bedika he would ask his family if this drawer was cleaned, if the answer was yes then he would move on to the next drawer and ask and so on.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #174 on: March 29, 2020, 02:17:42 AM »
Nope. Look it up. I will try to see if I can get a pic up. Also, I heard that when he did Bedika he would ask his family if this drawer was cleaned, if the answer was yes then he would move on to the next drawer and ask and so on.
interesting. The point of bedikS chometz is to confirm that everything was indeed cleaned well. Sort of like a conformation scan.

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #175 on: March 29, 2020, 08:15:52 AM »
What ages?
11 and under. Also trying to figure out how to keep both bigger and smaller ones engaged. 11 and 9 enjoy deeper content but that goes above the heads of the younger ones.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #176 on: March 29, 2020, 08:55:17 AM »
For the record, you are allowed to eat kneidlach on erev pesach! and believe it or not, they are not Chametz! Although whose of us who are makpid on gebrokts (myself included) would need a pot to cook it in.
From the Star-K website:
https://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/seasonal/357/the-busiest-day-of-the-year-the-laws-of-erev-pesach/
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Products containing matzoh meal that are baked (e.g. matzoh meal cake) may not be eaten all day Erev Pesach. Kosher for Passover matzoh meal products that are cooked (e.g. knaidlach) may be eaten until the beginning of the 10th halachic hour of the day- three halachic hours before sunset.

One who does not eat gebrochts on Pesach may only eat knaidlach and other cooked matzoh meal products until the latest time for eating chometz. He may not eat baked matzoh meal products all day.
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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #177 on: March 29, 2020, 09:11:12 AM »
Will everyone with a bechor - need to make a siyum erev pesach ? Will a siyum over Zoom work ?

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Re: Making Pesach For The First Time
« Reply #178 on: March 29, 2020, 09:44:37 AM »
Pesach in a Box from BMG - contents - per Lakewood scoop.
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